#Review: Water Proof Clear Smartphone Pouch | #Smartphonepouch


A note prior to the body of this review: My most sincere apologies to the company for my lack of timeliness in having this review published. A subsequent post to follow will future explain, for those interested in knowing where I’ve been.


For review I was sent the a smartphone pouch, a waterproof pouch to protect your phone from getting wet and damaged. Great for fishing, boating, a day at the beach, torrential downpours, or any other time you don’t want to risk your phone taking an unwanted bath!

Aleratec Smart Phone Waterproof Pouch

I wanted to review this product because I do not currently own any sort of pouch or a case to protect my phone from getting wet when I’m at the beach. This past summer I’d been using a plastic baggie. While that works and you can still use the touchscreen on your phone, it’s not quite the same as having a bag that is thicker and better designed for this purpose. While I don’t do many activities in the winter that require me to use these, I will be very grateful to have them come summertime again. Although I can imagine that they might be useful if you plan on being in really wet snow, or like the go playing on frozen bodies of water where the risk of falling in is present. (Though if you fall in a body of frozen water, your phone getting wet is probably the least of your worries.)

The smart phone pouch itself is a rectangular, transparent, plastic pouch with two large ziploc type closures that is then folded down and velcroed in place. The pouch comes with an attachable cord that is big enough to wear around your neck, if you so choose. The transparency of the pouch allows you to use all the features of your phone (even the camera!) without taking the phone out of the pouch and risking it falling into a watery grave.

Aleratec Smart Phone Waterproof Pouch Closure

Overall, I like this smart phone pouch and will continue to use it whenever I’m playing near the water. As this package came with two pouches and I don’t plan to use mine so often that I’ll need a replacement, I plan to gift the second one to my sister. I would recommend this pouch to anyone who spends time around the water with a smartphone they’re rather not have water damaged.


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An Overdue Update

Greetings, MaeGal Readers!

If you follow me on Facebook you already know briefly what’s going on, if you follow me in Instagram I just now posted a brief update. I thought it was time for an update here on my actual blog, due to the nature and possible changes that this update brings.

You may have noticed that in the past three weeks this blog and most of my social media accounts have taken a serious dive in activity. That is due to a few things; 1) first a fore most, I moved to Seattle, Washington (about 3 hours from where I lived previously), 2) I moved with my job, but am now working remotely from home, 3) I started another job related to this first job of mine that is also remote, 4) I have a lot of changes and struggles going on with my relationship right now, and 5) I’m experiencing a lot of emotions I had been suppressing for some months on account of this change and being alone with my thoughts.

I do plan to continue to post review and keep MaeGal alive. (I was briefly considering moving on from this blog, but I don’t think I should make any big decisions like that right now.) I will continue to post reviews here, but I think I’m going to try and be more selective for a time and maybe try blogging only a couple times a week versus everyday. I think it’s time to focus less on the numbers and growing my blog, and just focus on maintaining right now.

So I hope you’ll stick around with my through yet another change. Thank you to all of those who read. I know there are still some of you who do, and I so appreciate you!


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#Giveaway Event: eB5 Anti-Aging Skicare | #eb5facialcream | Ends 8/3

Welcome to the eB5 Beauty Giveaway Event! Enter for a chance to win two products from eB5 Anti-Aging Skincare; a facial cream and an eye treatment, valued at a $40! Best of luck to all my MaeGal Readers, I know many of you are interested in beauty and skincare like me.

Deliciously Savvy is giving away both of these amazing products to 1 Lucky Winner! Enter Today and Good Luck!

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#Giveaway Alert: Coach Crossbody Bag | Ends 7/31

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One winner will receive a Coach Crossbody Bag! 

Features: inside zip, cell phone, and multifunction pockets; zip closure; fabric lining, leather; 5″ handle drop; longer strap for crossbody/shoulder wear; 10.5″ L x 9″ H x 4″ W; ARV $295

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Enter the Just Free Stuff Coach Crossbody Bag Giveaway HERE*


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Wordless Wednesday: Fire Flowers

fire flowers | photography by MaeGal

I took these pictures last year and they’ve just been sitting here as a draft waiting for me to get around to publishing. So here they are! Or rather, one picture with three subjects. I just liked the colors being fire colors; red, orange and yellow.

Pictures taken in my backyard, Washington State, 2013.

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SALE: adidas Summer Sale, up to 50% off Storewide

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It’s time for the adidas Summer SaleSave up to 50% Off Over 1,000 adidas items, until supplies last.

It’s time to stock up on your summer wardrobe from adidas! Running shoes, basketball gear, soccer cleats, swimwear—for men, women and kids—everything an athletic family needs to participate in a summer of activity. This sale lasts as long as the supplies, so don’t wait or before you know it, just like summer, the sale will be over. 

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What Would Shopping Look Like In The Future? {Guest Post}

Tired of standing in shopping queues for extended time? Is driving down to shopping malls taking a toll of your time? Is going shopping after a hard day’s working more of a compulsion? Don’t you sometimes wish that you could find a way around all this and find time for yourself and the things that really matter? 

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Online shopping has nowadays come across as a phenomenon, and is the preferred mode of shopping because of the sheer convenience it offers. With online shopping you can shop from the comfort of your home, without having to bother to drive down to a mall, or maybe, spend hours looking for an item. You wouldn’t have to wait for a Sunday to find time to go shopping, and what’s more, you could shop at any hour of the day! 

Shopping online invariably facilitates a better and more informed decision making process. If there is anything in particular that you need to buy, online shopping lets you easily find more variety, and facilitates a better selection. With online shopping, you could read reviews, customer feedback and know more about any product by browsing through its product descriptions. Considering the variety available online, you are sure to find a product that perfectly matches your requirements. Now that’s a good bargain! 

This works all the more better when one is looking for some health or wellness related products, and shopping online would let you find some goods that might work wonders for your well being. Similarly, online shopping makes it easier to shop for home gym equipment. One of the best parts about online shopping is that availability is seldom an issue, and you’d never have to compromise on quality.

Online shopping is not just a trend, and definitely not a passing fad. It’s something that is transforming our lives. You could make a purchase in just a few moments, and find something that might otherwise be difficult to locate. Sometimes it is as simple as ordering something over the phone, except that the variety available is tremendous. As an instance, for someone who intends to use equipment related to physiotherapy or buy books, making a purchase online is easy and gives you access to a variety which is nearly impossible to find otherwise. The items that you are searching for or the items that you intend to purchase are easy to find and invariably well assorted. You just find the desired goods more quickly.

With the advent in competition, one can always find some cool deals online, which are sure to make shopping a more joyful experience. There are always some lucky draws, free giveaways and other exciting offers that you wouldn’t otherwise find in malls.

Log on to TeleSky Shopping today, and find some cool offers and the finest assortment of goods for your everyday needs. The items are in categories that vary from wellness to spiritual and from lifestyle to fitness, and the list of categories goes on to include beauty, fashion jewelry and astrological products. 

You could find items that effortlessly speed up slimming process while promoting a healthy lifestyle, and there is some fine home gym equipment in the assortment. The selection includes some equipment for physiotherapy that work wonders upon usage. And the list has some fine cosmetics that enable overcome problems like acne and make you shine. One can even find some fine jewelry in the stack! 

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Summer Road Trip Adventure! #ModSummer

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Time for another summer road trip!

My Mom and I are currently planning our trip to Arizona, Utah and Nevada for two weeks at the end of June. We’re headed to Las Vegas first (my first time!), and then we’re headed to Arizona to visit with my Aunt and Uncle. Then it’s back to Washington by way of Arches National Park in Utah and the Slot Canyons in Page, Arizona. We’ve been to Arches before and can’t imagine being so close and not stopping by again. It’s an absolutely beautiful area. And the Slot Canyons in Page, Arizona are breathtaking. If you’re ever anywhere remotely close to Page, you HAVE to go see them. But if not, you can certainly count on me sharing picture with you upon my return.

What are your summer plans? Share your adventures using the #ModSummer hashtag!

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It’s summer time at ModCloth! Time to amp up your summer wardrobe just in time for the warm, long days. What about these awesome finds? Birkenstock’s may not be for everyone, but if you’re looking to try out this summer trend, ModCloth has you covered. Along with a slew of other awesome warm weather wears.

Looking for some summertime inspiration? Check out the Style Gallery to see what other community members are wearing for their BBQ’s, campouts and summer time fun!

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Wordless Wednesday: Where the Forest Meets the Ocean

Where the Forest Meets the Ocean | Photography by MaeGal | maegal.blogspot.com

Excuse the lack of posts this week, as well as probably the lack of posts next week. I’ve started a new job which in addition to my previous job has me working all day for the next month with limited blogging time. I’ll be back to it for sure come June. Thanks for always baring with you, especially those of you who have been around for years through all of my shenanigans. Which makes me inspired to ask, how long have you been reading MaeGal?

Where The Forest Meets the OceanBeach 3, Kalaloch, Washington
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