Monday, September 30, 2013

Bullet Designs Jewelry Giveaway

Bullet Design Fire and Ice Giveaway

40 Caliber Fire & Ice Jewelry Collection ($65 Value)

Life of a Mad Typer would like to thank you for checking out this giveaway.

You can see our review

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide

Bullet Designs makes many beautiful products all available on their site.

Here is a little blurb about them:
www.bulletdesigns.com Handcrafted Bullet Jewelry! We put a new spin on 'goin green' - we recycle fired bullets! You'll find some pretty unusual and unique products - and not just for men - there's alot for women too!


Good luck to you all 
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If you are into ammo, then Bullet Design's has just the jewelry for you. Beautifully crafted pieces of art for men and women to wear made from recycled bullet casings. What more could you ask for? Their jewelry makes beautiful gifts too!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

NYX Love is in the Air Giveaway


Life of aMad Typer is happy to bring you yet another awesome giveaway in the Ruby's Wrappable Picks Holiday GiftGuide. This is for the NYX Love is in the air 18 mini bottle nail polish set. Please check out the sponsor on facebook and thank them for this giveaway (be sure to let them know Life of a Mad Typer sent you.) Who knows! They might want to do more reviews and giveaways if we show how much we love cosmetics!

Find them here:

Good luck to all who enter! 

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Anyone who loves nail polish will fall in love with this mini set by NYX. Pamper yourself with 18 gorgeous colors! Get ready for a relaxing day at home, a sun filled day at the beach or even a night out on the town. NYX has you taken care of with colors to suit any mood or outfit. 



Friday, September 27, 2013

SmartSilk Pillows Giveaway


Hey all, Rubyblood here bringing you another giveaway featured in our Holiday Gift Guide.


This is for you all out there needing new pillows to rest your heads on at night. I know a lot of us forget how important a pillow is to our everyday activities. What we don't think about is if we don't feel well we aren't in the best of moods and neck pain can cause the worst of them all.

Check out our review here:

Good luck!
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I love pillows and have lots of them to sleep on. A good nights sleep depends a lot on your pillows, if your pillows aren't comfortable, then you can forget about that well needed beauty rest. There is nothing worse than waking up with neck pain because your pillow isn't up to par. If you can use a new set of SmartSilk Pillows, then just enter below on the Rafflecopter. 


EZwipers: Anco Series 31 Wipers Giveaway


Is your vehicle ready for the upcoming winter months? Most people don't think about getting their vehicles ready until the last minute. It's better to be safe than sorry and start preparing now. Winter will be upon us sooner than we think. 

Are you in need of new windshield wiper blades? Most times we don't even think about changing our windshield wipers until they are falling apart. Having a great set of windshield wipers plays a huge role while driving. You never know when you are going to be caught in a rain storm, snow storm, etc...If your windshield wiper blades aren't working properly, then you are potentially putting yourself and your family at risk for an accident. 


We recently had the opportunity to review a pair of Anco 31 Series windshield wiper blades for our 2006 Chrysler Town and Country. Check out our review HERE!

MnC Reviews had teamed up with EZwipers to bring you an awesome giveaway for a set of front and passenger Anco Series 31 wiper blades. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below.

Rules of Giveaways HERE
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.

EZWipers: Anco Series 31 Wipers Review

Fall is here with all of the gorgeous colors and cooler weather and with that also comes preparation for Winter. Because Old Man Winter will be here before you know it. If you live in an area that is subject to rain, snow and ice during the winter months, then one off the things that you prepare is your vehicle, and a great way to start is with your windshield wipers. 

We recently had the opportunity to review a set of front and passenger Anco Series 31 wiper blades for our 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van from EZwipers.


First, let's talk about browsing EZwipers site and ordering. The EZwipers website is the easiest website I have ever used.  They make searching for your windshield wiper blades a breeze and you don't even have to create an account. All in all, you can easily place an order in about 90 seconds. I don't know about you, but that is wonderful for me. I can't even go into an auto parts store and find the wiper blades I need in 90 seconds. 

The owners of EZwipers.com spent a lot of time creating a site that is simple and fast. No guest accounts to create☺ Ordering wiper blades online takes the pain out of going to the big box store or auto parts store and then trying to figure out which wipers you need using the one of those Wiper computer terminals.

Check out EZwipers Press Release HERE

When our windshield wiper blades arrived, I was extremely happy because they had very detailed installation instructions right on the back of the package. I don't mean a quick little paragraph that tells you how, but full step by step instructions with illustrations. 


My husband has taken the old windshield wiper blades off in preparation to install the Anco Series 31 wiper blades for our 2006 Chrysler Town and Country


Right in the middle of the installation of our new windshield wiper blades.


We are done! Both Anco Series 31 wiper blades for our 2006 Chrysler Town and Country have been installed and look great. Total installation took less than 5 minutes. Thanks to EZwipers we are now ready to meet winter head on with our new windshield wipers. Don't they look great? 

We are extremely happy with not only how easy the Anco Series 31 wiper blades were to install, but how well they are made and most importantly, how well they work. We are so glad that EZwipers has helped us to worry about one less thing in getting our vehicle ready for winter. 

Purchase from EZWipers, click HERE

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MnC Reviews would like to Thank EZwipers for allowing us the opportunity to review their Anco Series 31 wiper blades. 
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Disclosure: I received one or more products mentioned above free for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinion may vary from mine. If a giveaway is being held, please read my rules of sweepstakes in the tab above. I cannot be held responsible for prizes or shipping. Sweepstakes and Giveaways on this blog are not affiliated with Facebook or any other social media network. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Chris & Misty Simpson







Thursday, September 26, 2013

Zangadoo Prize Pack Giveaway

 Recently we had the opportunity to review this awesome app called Zangadoo.


 My whole family has had a blast playing in the Outback with Zangadoo and all of his friends. Check out our review HERE and don't forget your Free Coloring Sheets while you are there. 

Zangadoo would like to give one of our Lucky Readers an awesome Prize Pack just like we received. Who wants to win a Zangadoo Tshirt, Lunch Box and Paperback Book?


All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter Below! 

Rules of Giveaways HERE
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure: I received one or more products mentioned above free for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinion may vary from mine. If a giveaway is being held, please read my rules of sweepstakes in the tab above. I cannot be held responsible for prizes or shipping. Sweepstakes and Giveaways on this blog are not affiliated with Facebook or any other social media network. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Chris & Misty Simpson

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Presents More Classics from the Fox Cinema Archives Collection

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
FOX CINEMA ARCHIVES CONTINUES TO GROW WITH MORE TIMELESS FILMS


10 Classics Arrive on DVD for the Very First Time


LOS ANGELES, CA (September 26, 2013) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing their latest selection of vintage films on DVD from their popular Fox Cinema Archives collection beginning today through October 22. Launched in 2012, Fox Cinema Archives already includes more than 200 classic films drawing from the studio’s deep vault of movies. The collection dives into the studio’s rich catalog to resurrect some of the most memorable films from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

In the coming weeks, 10 essential titles will be added to Fox Cinema Archives, including classic war, western and film noir fare, giving film buffs the opportunity to enhance their collection by purchasing a variety of iconic films at major top-tier retailers. The release schedule for this wave of titles can be seen below.

Providing the best home entertainment experience possible, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is committed to bringing classic films from the studio’s vault into the homes of film aficionados and collectors with its Fox Cinema Archives collection. We aim to provide the best home entertainment experience possible for titles released under the Fox Cinema Archives banner, but are often limited to the film’s available source material.


Available Now - War

Farewell to Yesterday (1950), 89 min.
Narrated by Tony Award®-winning actor Sidney Blackmer1, this documentary portrayal of the cultural and social forces which led the world to war in the 1930s and 1940s, starting with the rise of the Third Reich and their leader Adolf Hitler, shows the war in all its horror.

Decision Before Dawn (1951), 119 min.
During World War II, as the American army approaches Nazi Germany, the U.S. recruits German prisoners to serve as spies for the Allies. Starring Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, and Oscar-nominee Oskar Werner2, Decision Before Dawn was nominated for two Academy Awards® (Best Film Editing and Best Picture) and a Golden Globe® (Best Cinematography – Black & White).


Available Now - Western

The Cisco Kid and The Lady (1939), 73 min.
When The Cisco Kid comes upon a dying miner who's been attacked by bandits, he vows to secure the rights to the mine for the man’s orphaned infant and find her mother. Golden Globe-nominee Cesar Romero3 leads the star-studded cast, including Marjorie Weaver, Chris-Pin Martin, and George Montgomery, in this edition of the franchise.

The Gay Caballero (1940), 57 min.
Golden Globe nominee Cesar Romero3 once again stars in The Gay Caballero, leading an all-star cast of Sheila Ryan, Robert Sterling, and Janet Beecher. When the Kid rides into town with his faithful friend Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin) he finds that he is believed to be dead. What's even more shocking is that, in a mix-up of identity, he was accused of stealing Susan Weatherby's land. So in a race against time, he must prove his innocence and that he is the true Cisco Kid.


October 8 – Film Noir (Mystery/Drama)

Cry of the City (1948), 95 min.
In this gritty crime drama that was nominated for the Writers Guild of America’s Robert Meltzer Award®, two childhood best friends take divergent paths; one becomes a cop (Victor Mature), and the other a cop-killer (Richard Conte). The killer must grapple with confessing to a murder he did not commit in order to save his girlfriend from being framed for the crime.

Moss Rose (1947), 81 min.
Set in turn-of-the-century London and starring Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature and Oscar-winner Ethel Barrymore4, Moss Rose tells the suspense story of a woman trying to solve the mystery of a friend's murder when she finds that she may be the next victim.


October 15 – Film Noir (Mystery/Thriller)

Backlash (1947), 66 min.
This murder mystery follows the story of a man (Richard Travis) who tries to frame his wife (Jean Rogers) for a murder that he himself committed. As the plot thickens, Detective Jerry McMullen (Larry J. Blake) slowly gets to the bottom of the case and the incentive behind why it was committed.

Circumstantial Evidence (1945), 67 min.
When a man (Primetime Emmy-nominee Michael O’Shea5) well known for his foul temper is wrongly convicted of murder, his young son and a family friend (Primetime Emmy-winner Lloyd Nolan6) work to prove him innocent.


October 22 – Film Noir (Sherlock Holmes)

Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), 79 min.
Sherlock Holmes (two-time Oscar-nominee Basil Rathbone7) and his partner Watson (Nigel Bruce) investigate the legend of a hound, a creature that may be after the heirs of the famed Baskerville estate where several deaths have occurred on the moor.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), 81 min.
Sherlock Holmes (Oscar® nominee Basil Rathbone7) and his partner (Nigel Bruce) are at it again in attempt to stop his greatest Professor Moriarty (George Zucco) and his attempt to steal the Crown  Jewels.

Hugo the Happy Starfish: One Step at a Time Ebook Review


Being an avid reader myself, I am trying to instill that love of reading into each of my five children. Not only is reading an important part of life, but it opens up a whole new world in their imagination. The can explore all types of adventures, just by opening the pages of a book. I love the fact that they are all creative in their own way and I know that reading helps with that. 

I was recently given the opportunity to review a children's book called Hugo The Happy Starfish: One Step At a Time!


Come on a sea adventure with HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH as he finds out that

HAPPINESS STARTS WITH COMMITMENT.


“ONE STEP AT A TIME Happiness Begins One Step At A Time”
is a great tale to teach commitment.
Hugo is a little starfish with a big sense of adventure. One day he finds an empty candy wrapper with a picture of a huge chocolate mountain. Usually when Hugo finds trash in the ocean it upsets him but this time what he found made him curious. Hugo discovers that his chocolate mountain is in fact a real mountain, which is called the Matterhorn and is located in Switzerland. He decides to set off on a journey to find this mountain – a huge challenge for a little starfish! Hugo learns to take one step at a time and to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Join Hugo as he finds the secret of perseverance when the road gets difficult.


ONE STEP AT A TIME is a story about the need for perspective, whatever mountains we face. This book is the perfect way to each kids to divide big challenges into little chunks and to take things one step at a time.


Having never read any of the Hugo the Happy Starfish books, I was excited to have the opportunity to review this children's book. From the very first page, Hugo the Happy Starfish grabs your attention and brings you right into the story with him. Following Hugo from the depths of the ocean floor to the top of The Matterhorn, is a huge adventure where Hugo the Happy Starfish has to travel a great distance and battle the cold and snow. He gets cold and tired, but yet, he never gives up, no matter how badly he wants to. He perseveres!!! Hugo the Happy Starfish takes it One Step At A Time!!!

This is a wonderful story with great illustrations that teach our children to seize the day. They learn all about feelings and emotions and it teaches them that no matter the size of the challenge, just take it one step at a time. Had Hugo the Happy Starfish given up, he would have never made it to the top of The Matterhorn and learned that great sense of pride in accomplishing his goals. He set his goal and no matter the challenges he faced, he didn't give up on his commitment to finish. 

I greatly enjoyed this children's book and so did my 5 children. They loved following along with Hugo the Happy Starfish on his amazing journey. 

Yesterday is history - Tomorrow is a mystery - 
Today is a gift, that is why it is called the present!

About the Author:

A native of Germany and former resident of the Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Islands of the Bahamas and Switzerland, Suzy Liebermann--now living in the USA--has travelled the world in pursuit of language, art, and culture.

Having found it, she now shares it with the world's teachers, parents, and children through educational literature. Leveraging her decades of global experience teaching in German, Spanish, French, and English with a degree in foreign language translation and a master's degree in business management and international business, she launched Happy Language Kids Publications in 2010 as an interactive language learning program for children and their young-at-heart elders.

This program is particularly aligned with the aims and values she upheld as a teacher of cultural art and foreign language at a prestigious International Baccalaureate World School.

Character Development for Children

Believing that happiness can be learned, feelings can be understood and that building character based on a positive attitude leads to happy, content, self-confident and successful human beings, I have created this exciting series of charming books about HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH.

The series of books on character education aims to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices and the consequences that follow and includes an introduction to the Spanish language, lessons of character, ecological alertness and life skills--all amid a backdrop of a colourful island and mystical underwater world.

I have always had a love for teaching and helping others. Being able to share the wisdom of the right attitude through my stories gave my life a new goal to make a difference in the world.

Today I live my dream of helping others to find the right attitude for life - because life gets so much easier with the right attitude. We might not be able to control life's circumstances or other people's actions however we can control our attitude towards them.

With lots of LOVE and HAPPINESS,

Suzy Liebermann



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MnC Reviews would like to Thank Suzy Liebermann for allowing us the opportunity to review one of her amazing children's books.
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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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Zangadoo App Review

Everyone loves games, whether they are computer games, video games or even apps for your phones. Let's face it, we all play some sort of game at one time or another. 

I was recently given the opportunity to try a new game on my iPhone. Zangadoo


Help Zangadoo and his little brother Joey find their way home after losing their magic boomerang.

With the support of their closest mates Emily Emu, Platypus, Barnaby Budgie, Wally Wombat, and Cooper Koala, you can help our stars navigate five challenging levels: the Outback, Billabong, Rainforest, Beach, and then back home to Zillaroo, Australia.

Along the way pesky dingoes, crocodiles and other exhilarating Australian obstacles make for a wild and amazing adventure. And when things get a little scary, Zangadoo's magic boomerang is right at your finger tips to help save the day!


Boomerangaroo!

I am not much of a gamer, but I couldn't wait to try Zangadoo. I downloaded it right away and went to playing. Of course, my husband had to take it over. That's ok though, as I grabbed his iPhone and downloaded the Zangadoo app on it as well. 

It wasn't long after we started playing that all of our children had to get in on it, so the 2 phones were being passed from child to child and of course, parent to parent. Zangadoo is a really fun game that the whole family can enjoy. Even our 3 year old twins play. 

Its a great Australian game that really pulls you in. With plenty of animals, scenery and adventure to occupy the kids or the husband for a while. 

Here are a few screen shots taken right from my iPhone during game play. 








If you love apps and the Outback, then I highly recommend Zangadoo.  Not only is Zangadoo fun, but it's Free too!!! Download it today!!!

While you are at it, don't forget these awesome coloring pages for the kids!







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MnC Reviews would like to Thank Zangadoo for the opportunity to review their fun app.
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Disclosure: I received one or more products mentioned above free for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinion may vary from mine. If a giveaway is being held, please read my rules of sweepstakes in the tab above. I cannot be held responsible for prizes or shipping. Sweepstakes and Giveaways on this blog are not affiliated with Facebook or any other social media network. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Chris & Misty Simpson



Build A Bear My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle Review

When you have 5 children like we do, you have a house over run with toys, especially stuffed animals of all shapes and sizes. They all have their most favorite that constantly sleeps with them or is always on their bed. Granted, these stuffed toys have all seen much better days as they are old and have really been put through the ringer by our children, but I just don't have it in me to get rid of them not matter how torn up they are. 

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review a stuffed toy from Build A Bear. I have heard so many great things about Build A Bear but honestly, even with 5 children, I have never been in one of their stores. Sad to say, I have never lived close enough to one, or even been shopping where there is one. 

Never fear though, as I learned that you can shop right on line and customize and build your very own right from the comforts of your home. For my review, I chose the True Friend My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle


When you find a true friend, it's magical! You're guaranteed to find a lifelong friendship filled with imagination with PRINCESS TWLIGHT SPARKLE®. This princess gift is perfect for MY LITTLE PONY fans! It comes with PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE® dressed in the Coronation Cape and Gold Bow Flats, and MINI SPIKE THE DRAGON.

Before I even get into discussing the My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle, let me tell you how my package came. I was completely surprised at how much detail Build A Bear not only puts into their toys, but their packaging is amazing. 


Pictured are all 4 sides of the box. The scenes are very detailed and illustrated so well, my daughter was ready to grab the crayons and get to coloring. 


My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle is absolutely beautiful. Build A Bear left no details undone with her, from the top of her head to the bottom of her shoes. Her colors are beautiful and vibrant, her stitching is the best I have ever seen on a stuffed toy, and her cape and crown are exceptional. Any princess would appreciate Princess Twilight Sparkle


I was really surprised with her weight as I am used to stuffed toys being flimsy and extremely lightweight. Not with Princess Twilight Sparkle. She stands nicely on her own. 


Let's not forget about her friend...Spike the Dragon. He is absolutely adorable too and has beautiful vibrant colors that match really well with Princess Twilight Sparkle. Though Spike isn't as big or as weighted as Princess Twilight Sparkle, don't let his size fool you. They make a great team!


Spike the Dragon is very well made too. His stitching is also impeccable and the kids love him. 


Build A Bear doesn't leave out anything, they even send you a Birth Certificate to personalize. I think this is wonderful as it makes the toy mean so much more to a child when they can name it and give it a birth date. I highly recommend framing it for your child to hang on their wall. 


After taking plenty of time to review Princess Twilight Sparkle and Spike the Dragon, I have to say, I am highly impressed with the quality of these toys. I have seen plenty of stuffed toys in my life and continue to see them at stores on a regular, but Build A Bear really takes the cake over all other stuffed animals. 

With 5 children, these 2 toys have really been put to the test in my house, and you know what, they still look as new as the day we took them out of the box. How many toys can you honestly say that about? In my household, none until Build A Bear. Usually within a week, we have some toy that has gotten a tear or a hole, but that hasn't been the case with Princess Twilight Sparkle or Spike the Dragon even after several weeks. My daughter laid claim to both of them as she is the princess of the house, but all of the children play with them. 

I highly recommend Build A Bear for all of your stuffed toy needs. You can pick out one of the pre-made ones on the site or even customize your own. Can't make it to a store? No problem, just shop online HERE.

Build A Bear on Facebook, click HERE

Follow Build A Bear on Twitter, click HERE

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MnC Reviews would like to Thank Build A Bear for the opportunity to review one of their awesome toys. 
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Disclosure: I received one or more products mentioned above free for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinion may vary from mine. If a giveaway is being held, please read my rules of sweepstakes in the tab above. I cannot be held responsible for prizes or shipping. Sweepstakes and Giveaways on this blog are not affiliated with Facebook or any other social media network. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Chris & Misty Simpson

Ozeri Cardio Tech Pro Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Review

Everyone worries about their health at one point or another in their life, even if they have always been healthy. As my husband and I have gotten older and now have 5 children ranging in ages from 3-10, we of course have started to worry about our health a little more. We want to be able to grow with our children and also be able to keep up with the energy. 

We were recently given the opportunity to work with a really great company called Ozeri. We were able to choose the item that we wanted to review, so being health conscious now, we decided to review the Ozeri CardioTech Pro Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor


CardioTech products offer clinically proven technology and are used by physicians and hospitals around the world. Compact, portable and simple-to-use, the Ozeri CardioTech BP5K Blood Pressure Monitor is an advanced wrist cuff monitor with a new intelligent voice-guided feature that alerts you to the proper positioning of your wrist for accurate blood pressure measurements. The audible voice also automatically provides a hypertension assessment after each measurement. With ample memory, the Ozeri CardioTech Blood Pressure Monitor stores up to 180 blood pressure readings with date and time memory recall (90 readings x 2 users), and automatically classifies each blood pressure reading according to World Health Organization hypertension guidelines. It calculates average blood pressure readings based on all readings in memory, AM versus PM readings, or the 3 most recent readings. The Ozeri CardioTech Blood Pressure Monitor also detects irregular heartbeat (Arrhythmia) for an improved understanding of your heart's health. Backed by a 5 year warranty, the Ozeri CardioTech Blood Pressure Monitor ships with 2 AAA batteries included, a carrying case and user manual.


 New intelligent voice-guided feature alerts you to the proper positioning of your wrist for accurate blood pressure measurements.
Automatically provides an audible hypertension assessment via a new talking function (as well as a display on the LCD screen).
Portable, accurate, and simple-to-use with clinically proven technology, stores 180 blood pressure readings (90 x 2 users) with date and time recordings.
Automatic Irregular heartbeat (Arrhythmia) detection and Hypertension Indicator.

Push-button access to average blood pressure readings based on all readings in memory, AM versus PM readings, or the 3 most recent readings.


Of course, we have always been used to the Blood Pressure Monitors that are used at the Doctors office and hospitals, as we have both had the unfortunate pleasure of having to be subjected to them quite a bit. The huge cuffs that they (the doctors and hospitals) have to slip over your arm all the way up past your elbow and then once activated, it feels like it is sucking all of the life out of your arm. 

I was so excited when we received the package and opened it up. Not only was the Blood Pressure Monitor a nice compact size, but everything you need was right there in the box, even the batteries. It also includes a very nice case to store everything in so you never have to worry about damage. 


Of course, we wanted to try it out right away and were concerned with having to set it up. We inserted the batteries, wrapped it around my husbands wrist and turned it on. As soon as the Blood Pressure Monitor was turned on, a nice voice started talking and telling us where to position my husbands arm. That's right, the Ozeri CardioTech Pro Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor has voice guided operation! Check out the video that we recorded below...


The Ozeri CardioTech Pro Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor  is not only very comfortable to wear, but extremely easy to use. I was so surprised with how fast it is. As you can see from the video, from the moment you turn it on, to getting your arm correctly positioned to your final reading, it all takes less than 2 minutes. My husband and I are both amazed at how accurately it reads not only your blood pressure but your hear rate as well. The fact that is also provides an audible hypertension assessment and has Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat) Detection are just added bonuses.

We highly recommend the Ozeri CardioTech Pro Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor  whether you are someone that has health problems or are just like us and becoming more health conscious. This Blood Pressure Monitor is perfect to have in your home and also compact and convenient enough to take anywhere with you.


Ozeri on Facebook, click HERE

Follow Ozeri on Twitter, click HERE

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MnC Reviews would like to Thank Ozeri Products for allowing us the opportunity to review their Digital Blood Pressure Monitor. 
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Disclosure: I received one or more products mentioned above free for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.
   Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinion may vary from mine. If a giveaway is being held, please read my rules of sweepstakes in the tab above. I cannot be held responsible for prizes or shipping. Sweepstakes and Giveaways on this blog are not affiliated with Facebook or any other social media network. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Chris & Misty Simpson

One Kings Lane inspires your decorating creativity!


What inspires you to decorate your home? One Kings Lane just released this wonderful video (at the bottom of my post) that has completely inspired me to re-look at my home to see how I can update it. What I love about the short clip is how they don't remodel the entire room, just a few pieces here and there to give the room an entirely new feel! One Kings Lane has new sales pop up all throughout the week and each sale lasts 72 hours, so when you see an item, don't wait! They offer so many unique styles from fantastic brand names at great prices...head over and check them out today: One Kings Lane.





***Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

25 Things You Should Know


1. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

2. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

3. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

4. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

5. To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

6. For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

7. Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

8. Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

9. Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

10. Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

11. Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

12. Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

13. Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

14. Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

15. No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

16. Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

17. Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

18. Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... guess what! ... static is gone.

19. Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. (Or spray the measuring cup or spoon with Pam before using)

20. Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

21. Re-opening envelopes
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

22. Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

23. Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

24. Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

25. Dryer Filter
Even if you are very diligent about cleaning the lint filter in your dryer it still may be causing you a problem. If you use dryer sheets a waxy build up could be accumulating on the filter causing your dryer to over heat. The solution to this is to clean your filter with with a toothbrush and hot soapy water every 6 months.

"Paranoia" brings home thrilling action and suspense on Blu-ray Combo Pack November 19!

Paranoia

Oscar® nominees Harrison Ford (42) and Gary Oldman* (The Dark Knight) star with Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) in this high-stakes espionage thriller based on Joseph Finder’s New York Times best seller. Fired from his telecom job, Adam Cassidy (Hemsworth) is forced by company CEO Nicolas Wyatt (Oldman) to infiltrate Wyatt’s longtime rival’s (Ford) company to steal trade secrets. Soon, Adam realizes that he’s caught between two ruthless players who will stop at nothing to win. But, desperate to win over an Ivy League beauty (Amber Heard) and help his blue-collar father, Adam risks everything in a dangerous race against time in this electrifying film directed by Robert Luketic.

*Harrison Ford, Actor, Witness, 1985; Gary Oldman, Actor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011.


 Blu-ray Combo Pack Exclusive Features

                ● Deleted Scenes
                ● Privacy is Dead
                ● The Paranoia Begins
                ● The Players
                ● Theatrical Trailer

PARANOIA Blu-ray Combo Pack
(Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

Street Date: November 19, 2013
Prebook Date: October 23, 2013
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:   English DTS-HD-MA 5.1
Subtitles: English / Spanish
Total Run Time: 146 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13
Closed Captioned: Yes


PARANOIA DVD

Street Date: November 19, 2013
Prebook Date: October 23, 2013
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:   English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English / Spanish
Total Run Time: 118 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13

Closed Captioned: Yes