Monday, October 16, 2017

#FitMotion Finger Exercisers review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.


I received Fit Motion Finger Exercisers, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The exercisers comes in a set of three, ranging from light (pink), medium (green), and heavy (purple) strength. The light is for beginners and injured hands. The medium is for daily strenghtening. The heavy is for muscle toning.

I wanted the exercisers for anxiety because my kids drive me nuts. Last week was a bad week in special needs land. I had four strikes against me before the week ended. Brad had some behavior problems in church. I came down with a bad cold. My babysitter/niece completely pulled out on me, when I needed her. Finally, Aunt Flo showed up two weeks after her last visit. I was/am still stressed and sick.

I had issues at first with them, until I realized I was using them wrong. The thumb hole is the biggest hole. Then I put the exercisers on the other fingers, which made the exerciser a lot easier to manage/use. I had it for a few days and I am loving the massagers. The material is made from a type of rubber.

You can purchase the exercisers using the link above. The exercisers are prime-eligible.





Thursday, October 12, 2017

#PlantersChoice Bonsai Starter Kit Review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I received Planter's Choice Bonsai Starter Kit, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The kit comes with biodegradable pots, expanding soil pods, seeds, identification tags, trimmers, and instructions.

I wanted to grow a bonsai because it is low maintenance, even if I don't have a green thumb. Bonsais are great for indoor and outdoor gardening, which is perfect because I barely use my patio.

You have to soak the seeds and soil, according to the instructions. When soaking the soil, if you have highly active, nosy, children, keep the soil away from them. I left the soil in the bathroom. Kalen got a hold of it. My soil went from pallets to crumbly soil, which I still used.

The kit comes with 4 types of seeds. The seeds include Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Black Poui, Norway Spruce, and Flame Tree. Each seed comes in its own container, with the type of each tree printed on top.

Each seed also has an identifying tag, to stick in the soil. I found it easier to soak the seeds, before removing them from the container. This way I can soak, plant, and tag easily.

The kit was easy to use. I just followed the instructions. I don't have any growth yet to show, but hopefully one day.

You can purchase the kit on Amazon using the link above. The kit is prime-eligible.







Thursday, October 5, 2017

Multipurpose Cable Clips Review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I recieved Multipurpose cable clips, in exchange for honest review. The clips came in a pack of two. I wanted the clips to organize my cords underneath the table and desk. Some of my charging cables and speaker cables are super long and get tangled up underneath my furniture. I hate untangling cable cords. Many times, the surge, cords, and night light, gets knocked completely out of the socket.

The cable clips are a perfect fit for anyone, looking to organize their electronic cords.

Each clip has an adhesive backing to secure to the walls or other furniture. You also can organize cords in your car. This would work wonders for my mother, who has her charging cables going all over the passenger seat and console.

Each clip has five slots to slide your electronic cords through. So far, the clips have held up well and have not fell off the wall.

 You can purchase the clips, using the link above. The clips are prime-eligible.
















Friday, September 29, 2017

Neo Bluetooth Headphones Review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This blog post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I recieved Neo Bluetooth headphones, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The headphones came with a zippered case, extra ear buds, the charging cable, and a drawstring pouch.

The headphones are water resistant, sweat proof,  tangle free,  and holds 10 hours of charge time. Next ,Neo's headset has three buttons: power on, volume up/next track, and volume down/previous track.




The headset was easy to connect with my phone. I also liked the size of the base, if that is the right word. I didn't have issues with the headset falling off, while walking around the neighborhood and house.



The sound was crisp and clear. The headset has HD (high definition) quality sound


I did have issues at first, with my music breaking up, when the headset was too far away from my phone. I used the headphones for music mostly and a few phone calls (I barely answer the phone :-). #intj #introvertsunite)



You can purchase the headset, using the link above. The headset is prime-eligible.














Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pelisy Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker Review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.



I received Pelisy Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The French press holds five cups of coffee. The press also comes with a scooping spoon.

I love coffee but rarely buy it for the home. I get forgetful. This month, I remembered to get some coffee and creamer. I used the press to make a double mocha cappuchino/ground coffee blend.

First, I heated up water in my kettle. I poured the water into the press.

I tried to make the cappuchino at first, but the cappuchino did not turn out right with the press. I remade the coffee with the ground coffee, using the cappuchino to flavor the coffee. The new blend turned out perfect. (Note: the ground coffee goes at the bottom. Then add hot water to "bloom" the coffee. Insert plunger. Let coffee steep for 4-5 minutes, then plunge slowly.

The press did not come with instructions. I had used one before and knew how to use it, but for the novice, instructions would be nice. I did google some instructions to share with readers.



I also liked the size of the press. It was easy to carry around from the closet (since it is glass), to the kitchen, to my side table in the bedroom. I am in serious need of coffee for the next few weeks. Too many back to back appointments for myself and the kids.

You can purchase the press, using the link above.


















Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#HurricaneHarvey How to Help

Information updated a few times a day.
Link to my storify article






































Uber is offering free rides to shelters
  • Houston is under a "white code" ,which means to hang a white sheet or shirt outside your window so you can be seen. 
  • Houston Emergency Information
  • Boil water notice for certain areas. 
  • If you are evacuating, don't forget your medications. Also, if you have allergies and food sensitivities, grab food and snacks, which you can eat. 
  • Bring diapers, wipes, baby food, extra clothes for the babies. 
  • Don't forget adult diapers and wipes for incontinent adults. 
  • Females: don't forget menstrual supplies: pads, tampons, or cups. 
  • For special needs kids, bring a favorite toy or device to keep them calm. 
  • Do not go into the attic. The rescuers can not rescue people from the attic. Get on the roof. Wave white flags. Be seen. If you need help, please call out your phone number, address, number of adults needing rescue, number of kids needing rescue, number of pets needing rescue, and if you need medical assistance.
  • If it is a medical emergency, call the coast guard at 202-372-2100
  • Bring your wall chargers, power banks, cords for phones, laptops. 
  • If you have Facebook access, please mark yourself safe if you are in a safe place. 
  • Houston has a curfew from 12 am to 5 am in some areas. . Please stay inside, if you can
  • Carry cash, if you can. Many atms are out of order and banks are in flood zones.
  • Stock up on food, which does not need cooking. Bring a can opener and a few dishes. Pop-tops are a good option.
  • Bring your sleeping bags and mats. Bring a yoga mat if you have to.  
  • Use the Zello app, if you want to help and out of state. It is a walkie-talkie app. Houston is using the app for coordination during the storm. Google Play Itunes
  • Do not return home until it is safe to do so. Monitor the weather and traffic, if you can. 
  • Do not drive on flooded roads. 
  • Information about HIV/AIDS Medications in Texas
  • Social Security offices in some areas may be closed. Most of Houston's offices opened back up Wednesday Sept. 6. Expect long lines. Phones must be on vibrate. No food or drink in office. No loitering around after your visit. 






































Lynn Gomes, LLC is excited to partner with Gibson Lupus Resource Center and other local businesses for the Harvey Aftermath Relief Program!. We are accepting donations of all kinds to help assist Houstonians that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. We need volunteers if you are in the Houston area to help with sorting, boxing, and distribution. All donations are tax deductible.
Contact (832) 933-0850 for more information!!




Helpful Links:


Multiservice Centers, which are open for evacuees. 

  • Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center
    • 6402 Market Street
    • Houston Texas 77020
    • 832.395.0895
  • Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center
    • 4014 Market Street
    • Houston, Texas 77020
    • 832.393.3800
  • Sunnyside Multi-Service Center
    • 9314 Cullen
    • Houston, Texas 77051
    • 832.395.0069
  • Third Ward Multi-Service Center
    • 3611 Ennis Street
    • Houston, Texas 77004
    • 832.393.4051
  • West End Multi-Service Center
    • 170 Heights Blvd
    • Houston, Texas 77007
    • 832.393.5950
  • John Peavy Senior Center
    • 3814 Market Street
    • Houston, Texas 77020
  • Kashmere Gardens Branch Library
    • 5411 Pardee
    • Houston, Texas 77026

Staging Places, until People are Moved to a Shelter

  • Fallbrook Church
    • 12512 Walters
    • Houston, Texas 77014
  • Lyndale United Church
    • 503 Reeid
    • Houston, Texas 77002
  • MD Anderson YMCA
    • 705 Cavalcade
    • Houston, Texas 77009
  • Trotter Family YMCA
    • 1331 Augusta Drive
    • Houston, Texas 77057
  • Community of Faith Church
    • 1024 Pinemont Drive
    • Houston, Texas 77091
  • M.O. Campbell Education Center
    • 1865 Aldine Bender Rd.
    • Houston, Texas 77032
  • YMCA at Calvalcade
    • 705 Cavalcade St.
    • Houston, TX 77009
  • Northshore High School - 9th Grade Campus
    • 13501 Hollypark Dr.
  • Westside High School
    • 14201 Briar Forest
  • Paul Revere Middle School
    • 10502 Briar Forest
  • Opening Soon
    • Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road
  • Closed
    • The Chinese Community Center on Town Park Drive is no longer being used as a shelter due to flooding. 

Shelters

  • League City
    • H-E-B 2755 E. League City Pkwy, League City, 77573
  • Friendswood 
    • City Activity Building. 416 Morning Side Dr. 
  • Tomball
    • First Baptist Church 401 Oxford St.
  • Brazoria County
    • 1900 N. Downing. Need ID to enter the shelter
    • Red Cross. Cafeteria of Living Stones Church: 1407 Victory Lane. The Red Cross will not take animals unless crated. 
  • Fort Bend County
    • Red Cross Shelter. Sacred Heart Church. 507 South Fourth Street, Richmond, Texas.
  • Galveston County
    • Abundant Life Christian Center. 601 Delandy Road in La Marque, beginning at 1:30 pm Friday. Residents need to have id, medication, and other necessities for a few days. 
  • Harris County 
    • Salvation Army: Harbor Light Center for men. 2407 N. Main. 
    • Sally's house for women: 1717 Congress Ave
    • Family Residence: 1603 McGowen St. 
    • Star of Hope Mens' Shelter: 1811 Ruiz St. Women's and families shelter are full 
    • Crosby Middle School in Crosby ISD will offer temporary shelter for flood victims at 10:00 Sunday. Red Cross will help operate shelter and provide funding but they will not be there. 
    • American Legion Hall. Crosby. 14980 FM 2100
  • Liberty County
    • Calvary Baptist Church: 816 North Blair, Cleveland, Texas.
    • Red Cross: Living Stones Church in Alvin, at 1407 Victory Lane.
  • Montgomery County
    • Conroe: Red Shield Lodge at 304 Avenue E
  • Pasadena
    • Dobie High School. Assistance available on the gym side. 
    • Golden Acres Baptist Church, 2812 Pansy St in Pasdena.
    • Pasadena HS, 206 S Shaver



Helpful Numbers:

  • Houston PD: 713-884-3131 
  • CenterPoint: 713-695-2111 
  • Texas Emergency Assistance Hotline: 1-877-541-7905 
  • Harris County Office of Emergency Management: 713-881-3100 
  • FEMA: 1-800-535-0321 
  • Houston TranStar: 713-881-3244 
  • CAJUN NAVY: 281-898-3016 ←-can someone confirm this number 
  • Text SHELTER (zipcode) to 433-62 or FEMA shelters in your area 
  • Evacuation routes – 1-800-452-9292 
  • Roadside assistance – 800-525-555 
  • Gas leaking – 713-659-211 or 888-876-5786 
  • Power outage – 713-207-2222 or 800-332-7143
  • HELICOPTER RESCUES
  • (832)776- 4587
  • NATIONAL GUARD 
  • (281)464-4851
  • (713)426-9404..TEXAS
  • Houston officials calling for public with boats and high-water vehicles to assist with rescues, if possible: 713-881-3100
  • Harris County Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline 713-274-3880


Friday, August 25, 2017

FotoJet Designer Review

I received FotoJet Designer for Windows software for review. The software is also available online and on Mac.FotoJet is a graphic designer, collage maker, and photo editor.

I have used different editors over the years, such as Pic Monkey and Canva. I thought FotoJet software (online and Windows) had a similar look and feel to Canva. The software was easy to use.

You can create Facebook cover photos, Instagram layouts, collages, and my favorite, magazine covers.

Some areas, I strugged with. For example, You can use pre-designed templates to create designs. I had issues, at first, editing the text and photos in the templates. I had to click in the text box, multiple times, to edit the text box. For photos, I had to hold the photo over the photos in the template, until it automatically swapped out. It took a few tries and designs to figure it out.

Another issue, I had was the software froze a few times and I had to restart. I lost one design because of the freeze. I recommend saving as you make progress in your designs. You can load up projects but I wasnt sure where the projects was stored. Final saves were stored in the photos album.

Next, you can upload photos from your pc or from Facebook. You can connect your account. Fotojet pulled up a sample of my photos in each album, in no particular order. You also can share designs on social media using the app.

Other features include a built-in clip art and photo library. The app also has different shapes, fonts, and templates. The image above was created by searching for flowers in the photo library. I also used a predesigned template.

FotoJet Online

I discovered FotoJet online when I went to look up a tutorial. I saw a design on a template, I liked, and wanted to see if there was tips on how to recreate it. With the online version, you can still design and edit, but there are premium (paid) features. You can create an account to log in and play around with the designs. The premium features are marked with a crown. 

Premium features include advanced editing; the ability to save designs; access to more clipart, frames, overlays, fonts and templates. 

The subscription costs 4.99 per month or 34.99 per year. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

B-Land Lazy Phone Bracket Review (Tomoson)

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links.

I received the lazy phone bracket in exchange for honest review. The bracket comes with the bracket and a phone mount (can switch from horizontal to vertical). I wanted the bracket for live videos for my mama's bible study and for church. My tripod and monopod doesn't work in every situation.

The bracket is bendable/adjustable. You can adjust it around your neck or adjust it so it stand up in your backpack, like I did in church today.  Once you get it in the position you want, you attach the phone mount, either vertical or horizontal, and take your photos or videos. I used it to attempt to record a few fb live videos from church.

You can purchase the bracket using the link above. The bracket is prime-eligible.

Bumble Road Bath Bombs Review (Tomoson)

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I received Bumble Road's Bath  Bombs in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The bath bombs came in a tube and in a set of four: luscious lavender; really rose; orange creamsicle; and yellow grapefruitlicious. The scents are strong when you first open the package.



The bath bombs are enhanced. The really rose, for example, contains rose petals. and turns your water red. The orange creamsicle contains petals and orange essential oils. The luscious lavender contains lavender oil, while the yellow grapefruitlicious contains grapefruit and lemon oils. The bombs are also all natural and non gmo.




 I only tried the really rose so far, since the bombs arrived a few days ago. I love bath bombs. They help me relax after the kids go to sleep (or those rare moments when both kids are gone). Nothing like a distraction free bath with music and the diffuser going. . I like trying out new scents, whether I buy them or make them.

You can purchase the bath bombs using the link above. The bath bombs are prime-eligible.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Minerva Dairy Amish Butter Roll Review (Tomoson)



I received Minerva Dairy Amish Butter Roll, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson.

In my opinion, the butter has a similar texture and taste to cheese. I admit, I cut off mini chunks of the butter and ate it. The butter is so good.

The butter also melts easily and can burn easily, if you are not watching it.

Minerva makes the butter in small batches to maintain quality and freshness. The butter is slow churned, Next, The butter also contains 84% butter fat.

I used the butter in breads,cakes, and gravies, in addition to eating it by itself.

The butter did arrive in a cooler with ice packs, directly to the door.

You can purchase the butter, using the link above. The butter is reasonably priced. Minerva Dairy also sells cheese and butter sticks.










Grilled pineapples with Minerva Dairy Butter

Cornbread made with Minerva Dairy Butter

Pineapple cake with glaze made with Minerva Butter