#Review: Ohuhu® Heavy Duty Gullwing Drying Rack | #DryingRack

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For review, I was sent the Ohuhu® Heavy Duty Gullwing Drying Rack,*. This drying rack is made with rust proof stainless steel and light blue plastic. It features two adjustable side wings and a number of drying options and arrangements.

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Here is the review I posted to Amazon;

“While I hadn’t previously been interested in drying racks, with my recent move to Seattle, I knew I would be needing a drying rack of my own. And I’m quite please to have been chosen to review this one! I prefer it to the drying rack I’d been using at ‘home’.

I find that this drying rack as a number of places to hang various items and a number of options for me to choose from. It has places to dry shoes on the bottle, hang shirts on the top, enough room to lay items flat. I haven’t actually had to use it yet to dry clothes, but I’m looking forward to it. I tried it out with some dry clothes to see what I could fit and was glad to find it quite spacious.

Overall, I light this drying rack. I like the materials it’s made from and its color. I quite like that it folds up conveniently enough to stow away behind my bedroom door where it’s out of sight and out of the way until I need it again. I would recommend this drying rack to anything looking for one.”

Dry your own clothes!


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#Review: J.I’s Mouse Deodorizer | #truck

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For review, I was sent a a 4 pack/ 6 month supply of J.I’s Rodent Repellent Mouse Deodorizer*. This product does as the name suggests and controls the scent of mice and other critters from permeating your truck, car, camper, boat, trailer and more.

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Here is the review I posted on Amazon;

“According to J.I on Amazon, ‘each individual pouch covers approximately 500 square feet of space. Poke holes in your packs, place them along your walls and walk away. That’s it! … Better than moth balls – multi packs work excellent in large and small warehouses, hotels, shops, machinery and garden sheds, garages, for a fresh tractor cab, trucks, RV campers and trailers, boats, cars, cottages and cabins, basements, storage bins and lockers, mobile homes and houses, and near seed plants, bags and indoor or outdoor use. No see, no view, no touch, no mess, like magic! Great for home defense against mice smells, even better for industrial and commercial application.’

I decided to use my Rodent Repellers in our family garage. We had a rat problem one summer, and still get the occasional mouse or rat, so the garage often has a rodent scent about it. So far, I’m please with the results. I can’t say that they had a big job or a lot of scent to cover up, but I did notice a difference (prior to my moving out). I’m headed home this weekend and will be interested to see how it smells now.

Overall, I’m pleased with the results I’ve had. I think I’ll actually get a set for my dad. He recently got out our old family trailer, and there was a family of mice living in it. He also just removed a family of mice from one of his old cars. The man could really use these, and less vehicles… “



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#Review: RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Card Protectors | #B00XATKDJG

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For review, I was sent a set of LINKYO RFID Anti-Theft Protector Sleeves*. The set I received contains 10 sleeves; 2 passport sleeves, 5 plain white card sleeves, and 5 green patterned card sleeves. It’s always a good idea to protect yourself from theft as much as possible, even digital theft like this. Great for use in big cities, while traveling abroad, or just for peace of mind at home.

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I reviewed this product on Amazon, and thought that rather than rewriting my review, I would simply share my review with you all here, too;

“I’d never been particularly interested in RFID protecting sleeves while living in my small town. (Aside from the year I had an enhanced drivers license and wanted to protect that in the provided sleeve.) Now that I’ve recently moved the the city, I was very interested in using these RFID sleeves. It give me a better sense of security knowing that my cards are protected from unwanted digital thief attempts.

While I could do without the plain, white sleeves that are not unlike the one I was issued with my enhanced license, I’m quite a fan of the green patterned ones. I like that the opening in on the side of the sleeve versus the top of the sleeve. This makes for the perfect sleeve to fit with my card inside the slot in my wallet. It’s pretty easy to pull out when I need it, and not too hard to put back in one handed. I also like that these seems to be the thicker of the two type of sleeves, which seems to be a factor in determining their protectiveness.

I also like the passport protectors. While I don’t travel much using my passport, I’ll look forward to using this sleeve the next time I do travel abroad. (Though other reviewers seem to indicate that this is unnecessary for passports issued post-2006, when apparently the covers of passports were modified to provide their own protection. But I don’t mind being extra safe!”

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Overall, I like and have no complaints about these LINKYO RFID Protector Sleeves. I will be continuing to use them, particularly now that I’m living in a bigger city. I’ll be saving some for replacements when mine get worn out, and the plain white ones will go to my mother who was interested in having some for herself. I would recommend these sleeves to travelers, city dwellers, and anyone else looking for piece of mind.

Interested in protecting your own cards/ passports?


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#Review: Eco Defense Pest Repeller Spray | #ecodefense

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For review, I was sent a spray bottle of Eco Defense Pest Repeller*. This repeller works for all your pests such as deer, rats, raccoon and many more. This product is made from organic, natural ingredients that make is safe to use around pets and children. Made from mostly caster oil, this product keeps pests away from your spaces.

I was interested in trying out this product for a couple of the pests we encounter here in the country, but primarily I wanted to try it against the rats. We usually don’t have much of a rat problem, but every couple years they try to come into the garage. This year they avoided the garage thankfully, but they found that the chicken coop has a lovely egg buffet. Get away from our eggs, rats!

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We also, being in the country, have a nice deer population that comes through our yard from time to time, eating our garden and fruit trees. Luckily, we haven’t had too many deer this year. The fence around the garden prevents them from eating our veggies, but the fruit trees are still out in the open.

Unfortunately, or fortunately?, I wasn’t able to test the effectiveness of this product because the rats went away eventually after my Mother fought with them with poison and peppermint oil, and the deer seem to be leaving the fruit trees alone so far. However, I’m still spraying our fruit trees. I figure it can’t hurt, and I’d rather risk the spray doing nothing that have it sitting in the house while a deer eats the tree. Prevention is how this product will be used for our yard this summer!

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Overall, I like this spray. While I cannot vouch for it’s effectiveness, I can speak for the ingredients and the ease of use. I like that the ingredients are organic and non-toxic. The spray bottle was easy to use to apply to product to the fruit trees. And I like the there is no scent to this product at all!


Interested in repelling your pests?
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#Review: Color Gallery Acrylic Paints – Set of 12

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For review, I was sent the Color Gallery Acrylic 12-Piece Paint Set *. This set features 12 small tubes filled with a rainbow of colors of acrylic paint. I liked this set initially because of the size of each paint tube and the variety of colors. I definitely am more interested in having a variety of colors rather than larger containers of paint. I generally don’t use much paint in a sitting, so it’s better for me like this.

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I was excited to try out this paints mainly because I knew it would force me into painting something again, even if only for one afternoon for the sake of reviewing these paints. I’ve always loved painting the most out of any arts/crafts. I’m not particularly skilled in the department, but I find the act of painting to be soothing and enjoyable. And when I do paint, acrylics are always my choice medium and inexpensive canvases are always my choice work surface.

Check out MaeGal on YouTube for a video overview of this Color Gallery Acrylic Paint Set (coming soon).

These paints are appropriate for children and adults alike (though remember that acrylics don’t wash out well, so wear something you don’t care about). I can only say good things about this product. I’m pleased with the quality of the paint and the pigmentation of the colors. I like the tubes and the packaging. My one silly little OCD complaint is that the color tubes inside the box do not come arranged in the order that the color stripe on the outside of the box indicates. Obviously, not an issue- but I did have to rearrange them promptly!

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Overall, I’m quite pleased with these paints and am glad that I opted to review them. I will continue to use these paints until they’re all gone (which should be some time). I’m moving in a month, and while I won’t be taking all my arts and craft supplies with me (too many!), I will be taking these paints as their size will not take up too much space at all.

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#Review & #Giveaway: Renuzit Scent Pearls | Ends 6/10

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For review, I was sent a new Renuzit Scent Pearls in the scent Blue Sky Breeze. I’ve used other Renuzit air fresheners in the past (a long time ago), so I was curious to give these new Pearls a try. I thought the idea was interesting, and the little scent balls intrigued me.

As these Scent Pearls are quite the fragrant fellows, I thought they would be great for use near our cat boxes. I previously was using some Purex Crystals in a container, but I thought it would be nice to actually use something designed for freshening the air. While I find the scent a bit too strong for my personal tastes for use in a more closed in space, it’s perfect for this purpose.

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I’m particularly a fan of the little jellie pearls themselves. They’re so unique! I don’t think I’ve seen something like this before in stores. The packaging itself is also pretty cute. The top part of the packaging features a fun silver/grey floral sort of pattern that makes it visually appealing if you use it in a noticeable location.

Renuzit Pearl Scents are offered in the following scents: Blue Sky Breeze, Serenity (Fresh Lavender & Eucalyptus), Sparkling Rain, Tranquil (Chamomile & Jasmine) and Seductive Pineapple (from the Vibrante Collection).

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Overall, I liked these Renuzit Scent Pearls. I think they’re great for places like bathrooms, mudrooms and where the cat boxes are– as the scent it quite overpowering. For smaller spaces, the scent might be too much it you’re like me. I’m curious to try out some of the other scents to see how I like them. I have a feels I would like Serenity and Seductive Pineapple.

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#Giveaway Event: Happy Father’s Day | Ends 6/21

Welcome, MaeGal Readers! I’m not writing much of an into for this giveaway, but I’d just like to say Happy Father’s Day to all the Father’s who might be reading this! I hope you all enter and enjoy this giveaway. Whether you’re entering to win for your Dad or entering for yourself, I hope one or more of my lovely readers gets the chance to take home these awesome prizes! – s.


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Updates, and #Coupon for a FREE Pair of Darcus Tori Earrings

Good morning, Readers! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was pretty sunny here this weekend, so we were able to get a lot of things done around the house/ yard. Put up our gardens fence (so the pesky deer don’t eat our vegetables), mowed the law, cleaned out our cats outdoor enclosure, cleaned the house, and so forth!

I know I haven’t been particularly active in the past few weeks. One of these days I’ll make a blog post explaining a bit more about how my brain works, etc. and why there are often weeks when nothing gets posted. Unfortunately, that does mean that my blog takes a hit and you all don’t get to read as many posts. Keep posted for two dog-related product reviews being published later this evening.

But I’m back for now! And while I don’t have the energy to post all the coupons and sales for today, I did want to share with you all this one- because I’ve purchased earrings from them before, too!


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#Review: 4-Piece Unframed 8×10 Ink Print Art Set

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For review, I was sent this 4-piece unframed wall ink print art*. I was excited to review this set of prints, has I already have a plan for them. The prints are 8×11 and come unframed, which leaves room for creative display options. The set features two striped prints with floral accents, and two white background prints with different quotes.

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My plan for this here ink print art set is to find the perfect frame and give it to my sister for her upcoming July birthday. They quotes are much more ‘her’ than they are me, so I think she’ll really enjoy them. (Kelsey- on the off chance you’re reading this blog post, look away! Don’t spoil your gift!)

I’ve thought of a couple different options for framing these prints. The first would be to buy individual frames for each of these four prints to be hung in any arrangement you so choose. The second would be to buy a frame that features four separate sections. Luckily, the 8×11 size is common and I found several options for both on Amazon and in stores.

Overall, I like this ink print art set. I think it’s fun that they come unframed so that you can pick the frame that suits you and your style. My one complaint is that the edges aren’t very straight at all, so you certainly have to frame them if you want them to be squared with one another. I’m excited to find the perfect frame and gift these to my sister.

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#Giveaway Event: Start Your Garden Smart ($200 ARV, 2 Winners) | Ends 5/13

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Welcome to the Start Your Garden Smart Giveaway Event! It’s that time of year again! Time to get planting starts or planting in the ground, depending on where you live. I’ll have to make a post soon sharing with you all the vegetable and flower starts my mother and I planted for this season. She got a greenhouse this year, and we’re having much fun with it! We’re also building raised beds this year, because we got tried of fighting the thistles in the garden. And as always, Good luck!
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This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on May 13th, 2015.  Good Luck!!


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