Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sorry for the long time since my last post.

Hi everyone.
I have been away from my blog for a very long time but that is about to change as I share new things that I have been reviewing. From beauty items to food items to pet care items and so much more. Since summer is here, I have my kids at home so things get a bit crazy and I had to reformat my old computer because of a bad Win 10 update. Those of you that know me know I fix computers as well as review and design jewerly. So I do stay fairly busy. Be on the lookout for new posts from me this week, I am also looking to start adding VLog posts to this blog as well. A bit faster and I feel they are a bit more personal about reviewing items. Anyhow, it's been a long time and I am ready to get back at it!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Magic Sketch Giveaway

Enter to win one of this year's hottest toys! The Magic Sketch will keep your kid entertained for hours. This toy includes lots of different things to be traced as well as many fun activities. It is more then just a sketch board. It comes with a battery that will last for 7 years! That is amazing and will keep children of all ages playing.  The battery is east to replace as well. Do you have an active child that loves to draw? Tired of paper everywhere or broken crayons and markers? This is a great solution to your childs active mind and play.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Joly Life Wakeup Juice Recipe

Joly Life Juicing Recipe!

Wakeup Juice!
4 Large Carrots
1 large stalk of Celery with leaves still on
Optional 1-green apple

This juice wakes you up really fast and if you are not much for veggie juices alone the green apple cuts thru and gives it a mild and natural sweetness.  Very yummy and has beta carotene, vitamin A, B complex, D, E, K, C, Iron, Calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium and maganese, 


You can also save the pulp and turn them into a veggie or fruit sauce...(think applesauce consistancy) or you can use the pulp in your garden as fertilizer.

Mamma Chia Cherry Charge Review

Hello followers!

I have gotten into looking for healthier ways to get protein so I can get the most out of my food and beverages.

One of the new things I have tried was a brand called Mamma Chia and I love the flavor o this brand.
I have tried lots of the beverages offered and my favorite recently is the Cherry Charge as pictured below.

If you want to try a way to spruce up your drinks you should check out this brand.  It is very tasty and good for you.

Using Chia and energy from Guayusa and fresh juices you get a wonderful boost of energy without the crash. You also get a boost of 2500 omega 3s. This was great for me as my Dr is asking me to take omega 3 suppliments for my eyes.  Now I can get them in a delicious drink as well.

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Disclaimer - The Joly Life recieved no compensation for this review. This is my honest and unbiased opinion. "seed your soul" quote from As always I love to bring new products to my audience.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Live in an Apartment? Suffer with roaches. MUST READ!

Hello everyone.

So today I have a product to tell you about that is amazing. This is a touchy subject for many people because it involves bugs. Now let me tell you first hand ANYONE can get roaches. No matter how clean your house is. Climate can get them to fun inside, water leaks, cracks in your foundation. You will be surprised. So here we go.  We moved into our house about 5 years ago and we saw one or two roaches. I was able to get rid of the few with combat gel and the female egg stoppers. But recently we had an issue with water leaks and I discovered that we were not as finished with roaches as we first thought.

I have been battling them the last few months with 0 success. I was getting so sick and tired of them and then it just seems like they are laughing at us and just getting worse. My issue with this mess was a leaking washer that I am still fighting with to fix completely. I was at my wits end and about to try an exterminator when I found a product that finally works.

I am writing this because I literally can not believe the carnage. It is scary to think what looked like a small roach issue is actually a bigger one once you can see them dying and their friends carrying them off to feed the real army of buggers hiding in your walls.  Ok I know this sounds outrageous but honestly it really works.

Being a reviewer I checked reviews first and found conflicting answers.  The product is called Advion.

 It was made by Dupont and was in a red container. (see image)

The new stuff comes in a blue container and the reviews stated the RED was like roach crack and the BLUE didn't work so I was bit iffy on trying it but decided to see because those reviews were several years old. I figured if they read their reviews they would know to go back to old formula. I am glad to say I was right. THEY ARE THE SAME PRODUCT!!

So anyhow. I have been using this product for less then 24 hours. I have watched carnage.  I am sweeping multiple times a day and they are either dead or dying. They run in circles like they are drunk. Here is another thing. You know how with the average household gels you are back a month later and cleaning up what was never eaten?  Um, I was shocked to say the least that ALL of the bait was GONE in less then 24 hours.  It literally is like a feast for them. I expected to see the bait drying out or nasty by morning. I can find no traces of it and the second it is down, they come out from everywhere even places you could not think they could even get into.

I ordered 4 more tubes of  Advion. I figure this. I paid $11 for one tube and $27 for 4 of the same size tubes. Based on other success stories with this product they claim carnage the first several days and by the end of a week it is almost full kill. Updated reviews claim that total kill happens in less then a week and they bought extra too and only put it down maybe once or twice a year.  And only if they see something. This product has also been used in apartments where total kill is near impossible due to how others live or how long an infestation has been rampant in a building.

This has been the answer to my prayers and it is easy to place the bait and walk away but be ready for the carnage that will follow and you can laugh knowing they are dying and once they are gone you have something that will kill the total populace. I am so happy with this product that I had to share. I did not receive any compensation for this post. I am just thrilled and relieved that there really is something out that that kills them like it says it does and I won't have to get an exterminator for the next who knows how many years. This product deserves not 5 stars but literally 10 stars because it does exactly what it claims and it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg. Very easy to apply and cleanup is virtually none (other then the dead roaches) as the product does its job.

I hope this will help you all as you start families, move into places unknown, or get your own dreaded used appliance that came with *friends*. We all have dealt with this pests at one point or another and now you don't have to worry anymore. Want more info? Here is the PDF from Dupont about how this product works.


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Monday, August 1, 2016

IS My Child Ready for a Cell Phone Giveaway. Ends 8-21

Is My Child Ready For A Cell Phone Giveaway

This is a huge question now-a-days. There is the worry of when your kid is dropped off somewhere. If something happens at school can you get a hold of your child? What about the child having divorced parents and you want to get a hold of them? Let's not forget peer pressure. Some how I managed my youth without a cell phone. We used house phones or payphones. But both are a thing of that past. Many households don't even have landlines. There are questions to ask, to know if your child is ready for a cell phone. Sprint is there for parents to help tackle tough questions.

Average Age Of Kid With A Cell Phone.

When I read this I was shocked. If this is the average, what is the low age? 8? That means either you have to have a very responsible kid or make sure you have a customized phone to protect your kid. There are a lot of predators on social media. If you are in doubt take the Online Quiz Sprint offers to help parents make informed decisions. There is even a customized parent-child mobile contract to set parameters and agree upon rules and limits. 64 percent of kids already have internet access via personal tablets/laptops. According to Sprint 1 in 2 kids will have a social media account by age 12. I think in the last year that number is higher. So, when is your child ready for a cell phone? In my case they will have one for emergencies but it will not be a smartphone. That is just my opinion. My kids have access to data devices like tablets so don't really need the extra functions that a smart phone provides.
  Questions To Ask Yourself:
  1. What will my child be using this phone for? Is it a want or a need?
  2. What rules do I want in the cell phone contract?
  3. What will happen if my child breaks the rules?
  4. Do I want my child to have full access to the internet or what restrictions am I setting up the phone with? Do I want my child to have social media? If yes, make sure you write all user names and passwords in the contract.
  5. Make sure to discuss what to do if cyber-bullying happens.
cell phone Check out Sprint's Kid's First Phone website for expert advice, online quiz and other resources. Learn about all the social media sites out there and the cautions about each one.
  • Facebook.
  • Twitter.
  • Instagram (most tweens and teens have this).
  • Tumblr.
  • SnapChat (known for by sex offenders to search for children- my kids are not allowed to have it).
  • KIK.
  • Periscope.
  • Pinterest.
  • LinkedIn (mostly business networking for adults).
  • Google+
  • YouTube.
  • Vine.
  • Reddit (and Sub-Reddit groups).
  There are new ones created all the time. Stay current with the latest social media and make sure you know which ones your kids are on. Right now one lucky person will win a Samsung Galaxy Note 5. An awesome giveaway by Sprint. Winner must be of the age 18-years-old, or older and live in the Continental. U.S. To enter simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below.

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Holiday Weekend Animal Harm from Evil Person/s. (Warning some images are graphic)


My dogs stay outside in their own yard with a nice covered back porch so they have their own space. My poor boy Jasper got out when he was scared from the sound of fireworks. Generally if he is able to get out he stays close to home and lets himself back into the yard so I do not worry about it. He is generally gone all of maybe 5 minutes. I open the backdoor and hes wagging at me. This was not the case today. Before I tell you this story.... here is a bit about Jasper and how he became my foster failure.

A little back story. I rescued Jasper as an emergency foster several years ago. He was used as a pitbull bait dog. This is what he looked like the first day I met him. An afraid dog that nearly wet himself each time he was touched or crated.

I got him used to us and my dogs and he became more social but still scared of people and no idea how to be a dog.

Over the last several years i have worked hard with him and he has bonded with me and my son the most. Anyone else he stays back 10-12 feet and won't come near a human he does not know.  He has gotten used to my neighbors and will even take snacks from them now.  Here is Jasper with one of our other dogs Cocoa. He is bonded with her now and even shares the same crate.

Cocoa and Jasper

OH my human!!!! We love Jackson!!!!!

But Cocoa I was here first!!!!

Here is a Video of my boy Jasper with my son.

Now here is why I write this post today. My boy got scared and jumped.  This is how he came back into our yard. Covered in burn marks and wounds. In pain around his mouth, eyes, and half his neck.
To have been able to do this to him someone must have cornered him and restrained him to even get this close to him. I feel that the person with the mindset to hurt a poor animal that would not even come close to them and do this kind of damage is a special kind of evil. My poor baby is in pain and as its a weekend I can not even get him into a vet so we are treating his wounds here til I can reach on one Monday or Tuesday as its a holiday weekend. I beg you during this season and halloween bring your furkids in. I never would have dreamed this could happen to my poor guy. He doesn't bother anyone. He is a good but very shy and scared dog that was just starting to realize people are friends. Now that this has happened I do not know if he will trust another person again. He still loves me and allowed me to clean and dress his wounds and treat him and hes at my feet as we speak. But what kind of person can do this and still look in the mirror and not be discusted. This is my story and please share. I will update as he heals. This is what true abuse looks like and I am horrified. What if this was a child? If someone could do this to him, what are they doing to other animals, kids, excetra.

Burns around eyes and muzzle

Skin and fur melted and missing on his neck

Raw skin and burned flesh on the other side of his neck.

We have been treating him and hes resting right now.

I have already alerted the cops and made a report complete with pictures and will update if they catch this cruel person or possibly persons. Please share for awareness and if you have any information regarding abuse of pets in Collinsville OK please share to the CPD 918-371-1000 Thank you!

As of July 5th 2016... He has been seen by the vet. She took really good care of him and had to shave his neck to treat his wounds.

A beautiful soul donated to his vetcare to get him seen during a holiday weekend and hes doing much better. Robyn is an animal lover and such an angel. I can never even express how much her love and generousity means to me and my family. Jasper was able to be seen much faster and already on the road to recovery now.

Here are updated pictures.

Dr Squibb and her team shaved him good and debrided all the damaged areas. He was very good thru it all.

I highly recommend this vet office! Very awesome team and very gentle with him.

Large vet bill and 2 different treatments for Am and Pm. But hes doing well.

Treatment day 1. Pm cleanup and review. Redness has calmed down alot but still has skin falling off.

He is so sad and just looks miserable. I feel so bad for my poor baby,

After he got his treatments he fell asleep. But hes been resting a lot.

Day 2

He is perking up and starting to look much better and less miserable.

Hes following me around the house and hanging around my feet when I sit down.

Here he is now relaxing under my desk at my feet.

I will continue to update as he shows improvement.  Please think about your furkids. This happened simply because he was afraid and jumped out of my yard. Some sick person decided he was a target for play. It can happen to anyone. Don't let your babies get caught like mine did.