Product Review – #KatSense – Mouse Traps

Product Review – #KatSense – Mouse Traps

These are the modern version of the old time reliable mouse traps and if you load the bait correctly (I use peanut butter), AND you actually have at least one mouse to catch, you will. We’ve never seen a mouse at our house (inside or outside) in the thirty years we lived here, but after some thought, my husband and I decided to try the “new” mouse traps that trap a mouse in a bucket of water. Nope. So we thought, PHEW! We don’t have any mice and we live next to open mesas in a suburban area. Then, for good measure, I tried these old time mouse traps and we wound up catching 1 mouse a day for 8 days and then nothing from then on. So now we know. There are field mice in the mesa and they visit our backyard. Now we use these same traps about once a month to stay rid of the critters. No, they are not what you would call the “humane” traps but these work. We never caught one mouse with the “humane” traps we tried. But we don’t let the food go to waste. We take the dead little critters and throw them in the mesa and the roadrunners love ’em. So, to sum it up, if we have a mouse, it’s gonna find these traps if loaded correctly.
Oh, the reason we decided to see what was out there, as far as critters is because we are going to get a puppy and I thought it would be good to know. Unfortunately and very depressing to me, is that we caught a squirrel by the tail and he died. That was very sad and found it best to use very little bait so that the squirrels weren’t that interested. That was our only solution. If you know of a better one, please let me know. Hope this information is helpful to you.


Product Review -Manual Coffee Grinder Set (Spoon + Travel Bag + Brush Cleaner) by Bar Brat

#BarBratLove Manual Coffee Grinder Set available at

Well this grinder will sufficiently grind your coffee but I think I underestimated the effort that would be required to perform such a task. It’s definitely not worth the time and energy to grind it yourself considering you could just buy an automatic grinder. I guess the only exception would be if you did not have a plug for the automatic grinder, then a manual would be a good option. At $20 I would say it’s reasonably priced and in terms of quality I would say this product is Medium quality. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my completely honest and unbiased review, but I can assure you that my opinion is 100% my own. I myself rely on the integrity of the amazon review system to make purchases nearly every day so I always give my honest opinion.
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Product Review – #MagneticCableClips

Product Review – #MagneticCableClips

I have been using the rubber clips where you insert the wires between the ears. This is a different way to organize your wires. This cable clip uses magnets. It is a bit easier than the rubber ones since you do not have to manual clip the wire back. This is a good alternate for those who needs to move the wire from one spot to another.

You attach the circle magnet onto your wire and with the sticky adhesive, you place the base to where you would like your wires kept. The magnet is strong and held up well. It comes off when you give a quick tug but other than that, it will stay on. The adhesive is very sticky and stayed put once I placed it down.

Overall these are a great cable clip alternate compared to the other ones on amazon. It is small and barely noticeable. This has cleaned my desk area and the wires look much more organized! I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed here are completely my own.

Product Review – #GoTriNova – Car Shampoo & Conditioner

Very high quality, durable, and soft wash mitt – It fits like a glove!

Product Review – #GoTriNova – Car Shampoo & Conditioner

This stuff is awesome! I have tried or used almost every product on the market. Some good, some great. This product line is absolutely the TOP. Bugs wipe off easily, same for bird droppings, or most all environmental fallout if you get my meaning.

Love this wash mitt,

– Two sides to the mitt: one made of chenille for cleaning and scrubbing, and one made of a soft towel material for polishing and detailing.
– Very soft, so I never once feared that it was too rough for my car or could potentially leave marks/small scratches.
– Very effective at picking up dirt, grime, oil, etc. and very absorbent of water.
– Doesn’t leave any lint or residue behind like other towels I have used prior to this mitt.
– Mitt has an elastic wristband that prevents it from slipping off of my hand (and I have pretty small wrists too).

– Takes a little bit of time to dry in between washes. Very easy to clean after using, however – I just run it under soapy water, rinse it out, and hang it to dry, but as the mitt is pretty thick, it will take at least half a day to completely dry.

Overall, it is definitely a must-have item for car enthusiasts, or even for anyone who just simply wants to use a high-quality wash product on their car.

I was able to receive it at a discounted price in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. It is a very well-designed product that is truly made for the purpose of quickly and efficiently washing/drying/detailing cars.

Product Review – 100 LED Copper Wire Lights Warm White

Product Review – #WarmWhiteCopperWireLights available at:

Never thought hand string light could be this fun! The copper wires allows you to shape it to your imagination. Great for decoration for a party, special event, the holidays, or just use as a regular light.

+ Shape-able copper wires, make varies shapes for any event
+ LED light does not get hot so it can be safely handle
+ Champagne gold LEDs, giving a very classy and elegant appearance
+ Fun and easy to work with

All in all it is very handy and I am glad I purchased it. I received this product at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review/opinion.


Product Review – I-Mate 3T6 Bright Headlight #Headlamp

Product Review – I-Mate 3T6 Bright Headlight #Headlamp

I have purchased small headlamps for my son who likes to ride his bike when it’s near dark and for my husband who is an avid outdoors man. They were OK. They do the job on a small scale. But this one by I-Mate blows the little ones away. This headlamp comes with a USB charger and a wall charger. It is quite big and a bit bulky because the batteries are large. The area on the back where the batteries are houses is a block and it is a bit large. However, for the results, it’s worth a little extra bulk.

The straps are adjustable and comfortable on the head. There is a middle and two side lights and you can light just the middle, just the sides, both the side and middle lights, and also make them flicker for safety or to let someone know you are in need of help.

And BOY is that light bright. Even the lowest of the lights is very bright. Oh, before I forget, It’s very important that, before you do anything, you remove the batteries and take off the plastic sealing them then replace them into the battery area. If you don’t do that, the lamp can’t charge and you will be disappointed.

Once you do that and charge the lamp, you’re ready to go for around 6-8 hours depending on which level of lighting you use. Things I like are that the charging cable turns green when the batteries are fully charged and the simplicity of switching modes. Just a quick touch of a button will cycle through them.

My husband likes this headlamp and says that it is way brighter than the others. Oddly, it is missing a red light which all the others have. But the flickering light will catch anyone’s attention so it’s all good. The lamp is a tad bulky but not very heavy. I had it on my head and, while I knew it was there, it didn’t cause any issues and didn’t feel uncomfortable. My husband did say he wished it were not as bulky in the back but that is where the batteries are housed and they’re pretty large.

As far as functionality goes, this lamp is reliable and so bright. I don’t know if it is 6000 Lumen but it you can’t even look toward the light without feeling blinded. It throws light a long way too and it’s a wide beam. This will come in very handy when my husband goes up north fishing and hunting alone. There is nothing up there but nature and he needs the strongest light to keep him on track. Along with lanterns and flashlights, this I-Mate Headlamp will help keep my husband safe by making sure he sees where he is going and what is coming toward him. Bears have been known to come right near his tent many times and they are’t the friendly type. Although it would be nicer if the battery pack were slimmer, I am still going with 5 stars because the headlamp is so functional and bright and it throws that light a long way.

I received this headlamp in exchange for my honest feedback and review. I asked my husband his opinions since he is the guy who uses these things the most. I am not affiliated with the seller and was not commentated for this review. I honestly think this is an amazing headlamp and, if the slight bulk isn’t a big issue for you, you will be amazed at how bright it is.

Product Review – #Drones with Camera

Product Review – #Drones with Camera

I will say that my first impression was quite good – the packaging is well-done, and the copter comes with everything you need (except batteries for the controller) – the quadcopter itself, two batteries, a 4GB SD card, an SD card reader, a charging cable, and a screwdriver so you can get into the battery compartment of the controller. Everything was packed nicely and was well-protected.

Since this is my first quadcopter, I went straight for the manual. It’s a tiny thing, printed on thin paper, mixed english and Chinese, and rather scan on detail. It went through the steps of assembling the quadcopter, which was kind of pointless as it came assembled. It then explained some of the controls, and some basics for controlling flight. One thing notably absent from the manual was how to start recording.

Once I read through the scant manual, I got a good look at the copter. It seems relatively well-built at first. However, the battery door does not fit well on it, is not captive, and is made of thin plastic. I guarantee you’ll either break it or lose it at some point. The connector for the battery in the unit is quite small, and I worry that it’ll break when connecting the battery to the quadcopter or the charger. The battery was also a tiny bit too wide to fit nicely into the compartment in the copter, which makes that concern feel even worse.

The controller itself is okay, aside from the fake button in the center on the left d-pad-ish control – I hit that out of curiosity and it fell into the unit. Not what I’d call good build quality – at least they could have put something behind it to keep it in place. It seems almost like the manual and controller, despite being labeled for this copter, are made for something else.

Once I got it all together, though, I did have some fun flying it. It’s utterly terrible at keeping level flight, and tends to one side. It’s also bad at keeping a level altitude. While this is my first quadcopter, even the cheap model helicopters I’ve had in the past do a better job than this seems to. A trim control would be awesome. If there were a way to adjust the trim, I’d easily give this a 4th star. Fix the manual and the battery door, and you’ve have a five star unit. Video and still image quality on the camera are nothing special — about what you’d expect from a cheap webcam. Battery life seemed pretty close to the advertised spec, though that may go down as the batteries get a little older.

fun copter to fly
Included camera lets you see things from the quadcopter’s angle, if you can get it to fly steady for long enough
Good range on the controller
Headless mode
Includes everything you need, even a micro SD card and reader

Nearly useless manual
Cheap battery door
No trim setting (and doesn’t fly straight)… or if there is one, it’s not in the manual
Survived several crashes onto my tile floor

TL;DR version: If you want a good first quadcopter, you might want to look elsewhere as this thing is a pain to fly and doesn’t include a useful manual. However, if you’re just looking for something to have a little bit of fun with, it’s worth it, and the camera is a nice bonus.

Just so you know, I was provided with a discount for the product in exchange for my honest review.


Product Review – 100 LED #SolarRopeLightsDaylightWhite

This 100 LED #SolarRopeLightsDaylightWhite is really impressive and would make a cool addition to most gardens and/or yards. For me, I put them around an up and growing pine tree we have around the house.

Assembly is pretty straight forward. Setup the stake and solar panel, then run the light strand as desired. The solar panel is also mountable with a screw base, I could mount it to a pole or wood rail instead of using the yard stake. I was a little surprised to see included mounting hardware (plastic mounts and screws) so this set could easily be attached to a banister or railing on a deck. Inside the tubing, the lights run about 1 every 2”. The lights also feature a lead wire (about 6′) that allows placing the solar panel a distance away from the lighting source, to get the best possible sun exposure for power. I did get curious about how they are powered and took the back off the solar panel, the rechargeable battery is NOT designed to be user replaceable, however batteries like this should recharge over 500 times so i’m not too concerned. I would have liked to see a user replaceable option though.

In terms of display, the lights have an “on” function, and “mode” function. On will have them come on and stay on after dusk (until the power runs out for the night or dawn, whichever comes first), and mode has the lights doing a gentle on/off flash.

Overall, I really like this light set. There are so many possibilities for use and they appear to be a very well-made product. Easy to flex around a tree, add to a deck or patio, and more.

I received this product complimentary in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% mine.


Product Review – Theravana Knee Sleeve

Ok these #theravana are some serious sleeves. My husband has bad knees which bother him daily. He was happy to try these out. They are breathable textured neoprene. This flexes easily in all directions but help the knee to stay where it should be. He uses them to work out and likes them for that. He does where them at work when he is doing a lot of walking. They do help the knee to go much longer without the knee pain he usually experiences. These have different type of fabric for different areas of the knee. He likes that they have a double gripping strips at the top of the inside to help it to stay in place. They are a nice looking support while on. You do get only one which is what I expected given the description. This sleeve can easily be worn under clothing without being obvious at all or making the clothes fit snugger. I am not an Amazon company affiliate. I am an Amazon Prime customer that enjoys writing reviews as a hobby. I received this product at a promotional price or free. If my review has helped you, please thumbs up so I can continue to provide helpful information for your purchasing. If you have any questions or comments, please comment or message and I will be glad to help!

Nice thickness which is comfortable to wear. Does not get overly hot. Gives good amount of support.

Product Review – Manual Coffee Grinder

Great #ManualCoffeeGrinder. This coffee grinder is very sturdy and seems to be well made. I have been using it every morning to grind coffee for my French press and have not had any issues. This grinder allows you to pick the coarseness of the coffee grinds, which is a nice feature.

This is a manual coffee grinder so a the power comes from manually turning the top, so it can be tiring. I only use this if grinding enough for a couple cups of coffee or less. It can be a little tiring and time consuming to manually grind a whole bag of coffee.

Overall this manual coffee grinder works as described and I would definitely purchase again.

I hope you have found this review helpful to you. I had the opportunity to purchase this product at a discount or for free in return for my honest and unbiased opinion. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review and I receive no incentives or rewards. This item was used and tested before I reviewed it. My comments are sincere and are my own opinion.