Friday, October 31, 2014

Vino Aria Wine Aerator and Pourer Review #redwine

Vino Aria Wine Aerator 100% Satisfaction

Oma loves a good glass of red wine. After all, a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away. . . . right.

The French diet is often used as an example of how wine can improve heart health. The French have a fairly high-fat diet but their heart disease risk is relatively low. And some have attributed this to red wine!

Oma has learned that the secret to better tasting red wine is a good wine aerator.

The Vino Aria Aerator is so very easy to use that you will never hesitate to outfit your bottle of wine with this cute vino tool. It’s high quality acrylic and aluminum with rubber stopper fits easily into any wine bottle. The Vino Aria Aerator helps cut down on bitter notes or puckering often associated with red wines.  Unlike other aerators this is not bulky and it does not require two hands.  Oma loves hers.

It comes in a black gift box and makes a great gift for wine lovers!

Product Description

Wine Aerator - Red Wine Air Pourer With Drop Stop. Great Wine Aerator to Enhance Your Wine's Flavor

Fits wine bottle perfectly unlike other aerators; which can cause leaks and dripping. Simply pour your wine through the Vino Aria Aerator and into your wine glass. You'll immediately detect noticeably enhanced scents and taste.

  • This little wonder of a device instantly delivers a more satisfying wine drinking experience through the enhance breather process. It also downplays any bitterness and puckering that are associated with many red wines.
  • This edition has a unique petal design with a laser engraved logo. The silver ring stands out and adds to the classy look. The rubberized core dries quickly and the sturdy construction of acrylic, you'll be using it for years to come.
  • Unlike other aerators this is not bulky and it does not require two hands. The aerator offers breathability as it pours with no wait time. This is a highly gifted product, which includes admirable packaging. The black box stands out against the logo.
  • When you order today, you're protected by our LIFE TIME GUARANTEE; whether its 10 days from now or 10 months from now. Please let us know; we strive for world-class customer service!

Normally priced at $39.95 – Now on sale on Amazon for just $19.77!

However, if you go to, you can get a coupon for a $5.00 savings and purchase the Wine Aerator- By Vino Aria for just $14.77

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Small Packing Organizer Review #packingcubes

The Dot & Dot Small Packing Cubes

Oma does a lot of traveling, for both business and pleasure. The Small Packing Organizers have really made the art of packing more efficient. They help Oma organize her clothing and incidentals so that unpacking at the hotel is a breeze!

The Dot & Dot Small Packing Cubes are available in an unbelievable ten cute colors and come in a four-piece set. For my review, I chose the yellow set of Small Packing Organizers. I like to use one to pack my pants and shorts; one to pack my shirts; and one to pack my underwear, bathing suit and such.

The last organizer is saved for anything I need to bring to the race track. Now I will never forget that much needed track item again! The Dot & Dot Small Packing Cubes are sturdy and well made. Good thing because Oma can be rough on her luggage.

The only suggestion Oma has for this product is to offer a multi – color four pack. That would make it even funnier and easier to recognize which Dot & Dot Small Packing Cube you needed!

Product Description

Available in 1-Piece and 4-Piece Set. Small Packing Cube Size: 11" x 6.75" x 3"

  • See through mesh panel allows you to see the contents of each packing cube
  • Includes multi-purpose PVC packaging that can be used in different ways
  • Each packing cube has a handle for easy handling
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • The Dot & Dot Small Packing Cubes come zipped into a nice, compact, sturdy storage bag.

The Dot & Dot Small Yellow Packing Cubes

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Glow Stick Bracelets - 100 Bracelets Review #glowsticks

Glow Stick Bracelets - 100 Bracelets Review #glowsticks

Are you creative – do you like to have fun . . . . . then Glow Sticks are for you! Oma loves glow sticks and so does Reef Indy. They are really fun to play with and stir the imagination. Glow sticks are one of those toys that keep kids and adults entertained for hours. 

Product Description

  • The best quality - Long lasting - Super Bright - Durable
  • Create super bright glowing bracelets, necklaces, glasses and more!
  • Includes 100 units - 8" long premium quality glow bracelets
  • Fresh from the factory- Ultra bright and long lasting!
  • Non-toxic and CPSIA* Compliant - Premium Quaility

Oma loves glow sticks. However, in all honesty these were a tad disappointing. Approximately one out of every ten did not “glow.” More frustratingly two of the sticks broke and spilled making a mess.

However for under $9 for 100 units; this product might still fit the bill! 0nqj2dbg

Glow Stick Beverage Tub

Source: Town & Country

Place glow sticks at the bottom of a large glass or plastic bowl, fill with ice, and use it to chill and light up your drinks.  What an easy party addition!

*The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

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Organics Black Mustard Seeds - 7 oz Review #jivaorganics

Highest Quality, Certified Organic Food At Affordable Prices

Oma has been working hard to become just a tad more health wise. Of course, exercise is on the top of the priority list. However, an even easier task is to simply eat better.

Unlike non-organic foods, organic foods are not produced using harmful chemicals! The only reason not to eat organically could possibly be that it is cost prohibitive for you.

Jiva Organics have made the choice to eat organically much easier.

At Jiva Organics, their mission is simple - to make high quality, fully organic grains and spices accessible to everyone.

The word “Jiva” means life. At Jiva Organics, we are small family business driven by care and respect for life – be it people or the environment around us. As a result, we source products that are completely natural, certified organic and grown with the underlying philosophy that promotes sustainability of Mother Earth for the present and future generations. Organic farms we work with are untouched by modern toxic inputs to produce pure and natural spices and grains of the highest quality, that result in delicious, healthy meals for you and your family . It's a simple choice that makes a big difference.

Oma was pleased to be chosen to review Jiva's Organics Black Mustard Seeds. Black mustard seeds are extremely versatile. They are one of the few spices that are commonly used across all regions of India. Mustard seeds are great for healthy eating, when you want to add flavor without adding fat. Mustard has been called the third most important spice after salt and pepper.

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Here is a simple recipe Oma loves - Black Mustard Seed Spinach:

  • 2 lb. spinach
  • 1 Tbs. Indian sesame oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 dried red chili
  •  1 tsp. Jiva Organic Black Mustard Seed
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, plus more, to taste

Rinse the spinach thoroughly and drain. Set aside.

In a large fry pan over high heat, warm the oil. When it is very hot, add the chili and fry, stirring, until it turns very dark brown, about 1 minute. Add the mustard seed and cover the pan. When the seeds stop sputtering, after about 30 seconds, uncover and add the garlic. Cook, stirring, until the garlic turns golden, about 1 minute.

Add the spinach, a handful of leaves at a time, and stir gently. As soon as the spinach leaves wilt, add more. When all of the spinach leaves have been added, stir well and add the 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring, until the excess moisture evaporates, about 5 minutes. Adjust the seasonings with salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Jiva Organic Spices are highly pure spices that are Chemical, Pesticide, Radiation, and GMO Free and totally affordable for every kitchen!

This is a USDA certified organic Mustard Seeds that is of extremely high quality. You can use these whole or grind them. Oma also loves that it comes in a re-seal-able bag. 

Seven ounces of Jiva Organics Black Mustard Seeds is just $6.95

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Reef Indy Halloween Fun
At The Bates Nut Farm

Reef explores the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch.
Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and pony rides. Grab a wheelbarrow and pick from variety of pumpkins: Big Macs, Ghost, Cinderella, Jack O’ Lantern, minis, squash, gourds and other fall décor. In addition, weekends at Bates include live entertainment from 12:00 -3:00, BBQ, kettle corn, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, slide and other family friendly events.

Admission and parking are free.

Reef with Mom & Dad at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch.

 Bates Nut Farm History

In 1921, Gilbert and Beatrice Bates moved their nutty family to the beautiful, picturesque oak filled valley of Valley Center, where they purchased the Walnut Slope Ranch. They raised their family of 5 boys, with all sorts of old fashioned farm things like geese, ducks, goats, horses, rabbits, sheep, tractors, and plows. Little did Gilbert know that 80 years later his family farm would provide joy and pleasure for 5 generations of his family, along with thousands of visitors from around the world that take that special trip to the Bates farm each year.

How did the Bates farm became so famous? Perhaps it’s the beautiful setting, the picnic and park areas, the farm zoo, or the casual, down home environment. Or maybe it’s the reminder of simpler times and childhood farm memories. Farm antiques and tools line the walls of the Bates store that is filled with fresh, delicious nuts, candies, dried fruits, chocolates, homemade fudge and gourmet delights. 

Reef enjoys the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch.

Reef enjoys the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch.

Reef enjoys the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch.

Reef with Mom & Dad at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Reef Indy
Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States.  In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Reef Indy - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Reef Indy - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Reef Indy - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Reef Indy - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Reef Indy - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Reef Indy - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Reef Indy - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Reef Indy - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Reef Indy - Balboa Park Halloween Family Day

Mom and Dad took Reef Indy to the Balboa Park Halloween Family Day on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions throughout the Park presented creepy craft projects, scary gallery tours, spine-tingling storytelling, costume parades and contests, and other fun surprises from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Highlights of this year’s park-wide Halloween Family Day include mini-carnival games and costume contests for prizes hosted by San Diego Park & Rec., a doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s annual rooftop pumpkin drop, a free children’s concert and activities in the Spreckel's Organ Pavilion, and free activity and prize-drawing booths on the Prado and walkway to the Prado.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Exfolimate, Your Best Mate for Silky Smooth Skin Review #facebodytool

Who would not love a product that promises to reduce the visible signs of aging and clear skin naturally? The New Exfolimate Kit does just that! Exfolimate's innovative micro grooves gently glide across the skin to lift and remove dead skin, dirt and debris that harbor in the surface layers of the skin.

Oma loves facials and tries to spoil herself with one at least every other month. Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface, and has been used for many years to help maintain healthy skin. Oma found that the New Exfolimate did a great job cleansing and clarifying her face.

The secret is Exfolimate’s innovative micro-groove technology etched into the smooth metal edge. The micro-grooves gently lift and remove lingering skin cells and debris to unveil younger, fresher skin. Oma found that using Exfolimate was a great addition to her health and beauty regime.

Each Exfolimate box set comes in a two-piece Face and Body combination. The smaller tool easy exfoliates the face and neck. while the larger body tool exfoliates the arms, legs, chest and back.

Product Description

  • Leaves skin feeling softer and looking brighter and Improves skin tone and texture. Younger skin - naturally. Cleaner base for better cosmetics application.
  • Use pre-shave for a smoother shave and to lift ingrown hairs. Perfect pre-tan preparation for better spray tan results.
  • At-home pedicure for touchable feet. Easily remove lingering sun crème and oils right in the shower.
  • Increase circulation to the capillaries for younger healthier looking skin with Instant results every time - you actually see what is removed from your skin under the skin smoothing edge. Provides deeper cleansing, enhanced exfoliation and superior moisturisation. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and Increases the absorption of skin care products.
  • What is Exfolimate? This new revolutionary personal exfoliation tools for the face & body to gently exfoliate prior to any skincare, shaving or hair removal treatments. The secret is its patented laser formed edge with micro grooves which combine with warm water in the bath or shower to exfoliate gently, naturally, quickly & easily. Enjoy fingertip controlled exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, oils, pollution, dirt and grime, but not the hairs....Exfolimate is not a shaver.In one step you can clean, stimulate and smooth the skin! It is chemical free, safe, hygienic, and easy to use on the face or the whole body. It helps clear the pores, smooth away dead skin cells and rough, bumpy or dry patches of skin. Whether its dry, sensitive, oily skin or blemishes. Exfolimate can help. Also great for any shaving, waxing and problems with ingrown. It can also aid the absorption of all your skin care products and smoother skin also means your makeup or sunless tan goes on better! You receive two ergonomically designed personal face & body tools, cords & a comprehensive directions brochure.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hot August Night!
A Tribute to Neil Diamond
Starring Dean Colley

Dean Colley, Neil Diamond impersonator
Dean Colley, Neil Diamond impersonator

A dear friend and Oma are huge Neil Diamond fans. Therefore, a girls outing to the “Hot August Night” Neil Diamond tribute seemed perfect.

Well not really perfect. Dean Colley, the Diamond impersonator was more like “diamond in the rough.” His raspy voice failed to capture the original’s smooth yet earthy tones.

Hot August Night
Hot August Night

Nevertheless, the evening of Diamond music, from the 60’s on, proved to invoke many favorable memories. Particularly noteworthy was the audience participation in the song “Song Sung Blue.” Additionally, historical notes, like Diamond’s involvement in the Monkee’s song, “I’m a Believer” was enlightening.

Stacey and Oma started the night with a small pizza from Urbn Pizza (203 Main St, Vista, CA 92084). This ‘Back-to-Basics’ pizzeria chain serves coal-fired pies featuring a choose-your-own gourmet toppings options; A little pricey, but well worth it.  My small Red Sauce Eggplant with Bacon pizza was delicious! Hint: a small pizza pie will satisfy two people easily.

Oma had never been to the AVO Playhouse (303 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084) before and found it very picturesque. This Quonset hut-style theater was opened in December 1948 as a neighborhood movie house.

 It was designed by architect S. Charles Lee. It was purchased by the City of Vista and elegantly restored to accommodate live performances in 1995. The seats were comfortable and accommodates an audience of 382.

Photo Credit: Stacey Kuhns

Garlic Press and Peeler Set
Review #AlphaGrillers

With the Alpha Grillers Garlic Press, you can easily press garlic cloves, both peeled and unpeeled. It is well built and sturdy. The Press is also ergonomically designed for easy squeezing and its sleek and sturdy design is aesthetically appealing.

The Press is packaged with a Peeler. For more years than Oma wishes to count, she has been struggling to peel garlic. It is a difficult job that leaves your hands both sticky and smelly . . . . right?  Not anymore :

The Best Peeler on The Market:

- Simple to use: insert clove -> roll back and forth -> tip out perfectly peeled clove - Extensively tested to identify the best texture and thickness of silicone for optimal peeling - Highly durable and dishwasher safe

Really dishwasher safe too!?! Oma wishes she would have found this invaluable kitchen tool sooner.

The Alpha Grillers Garlic Press and Peeler Set is the perfect give for anyone who likes to cook! To make it even more of a no brainer, buy today and you will receive a 100% MONEY BACK LIFETIME GUARANTEE.

But that’s not all, with your order, you get a BONUS EBOOK: "50 Delicious Recipes Using Crushed and Sliced Garlic"

With the Alpha Grillers Garlic Peeler and Press, there is no need to buy the “already-minced garlic.” Fresh garlic tastes so much better and is easy to prepare with these quality kitchen tools.

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Sports Armband Review #sportsarmband

 iArrow Sport Armband For Apple iPhone 5 / iPhone 5S

Oma uses her iphone to map her hikes. It is always so awkward to hike with a phone in your pocket. The iArrow Sports Armband solves that problem nicely.  As advertised it is very sturdy and strong.

The Velcro strap is also very strong and super thick. The best part of the iArrow Sports Armband is that it easily and comfortably fits any arm - big or small!!!  It comes with a case, arm band, and screen protectors.

Right now the iArrow Sport Armband For Apple iPhone 5 / iPhone 5S is on sale for just $15.99.

Product Description

  • Ultimate iPhone 5 Exercise Accessory - With 3-1 functionality, the iArrow is a custom-fit armband, phone cover and screen protector. If you exercise frequently and you have an iPhone 5 or 5s, this is the protection tool that you need to safe and functional!
  • Lighter Weight For Better Performance - Forget about bulky, non-adjustable and uncomfortable iPhone 5/5s armband cases because the iArrow is lightweight, easy-to-adjust, and versatile. Experience unmatched comfort! No other case comes close.
  • High Quality Indestructible Design - The case you can't break-and if you do, we'll replace it. Our 200% guarantee proves it. If the iArrow breaks for any reason, we will give you a new one and give you your money back. Who else does that?
  • Function, Form, And Fit - More than a fashion accessory! You'll look great, but you'll also be able to exercise in comfort while protecting your Apple iPhone. The iArrow stands out while showing off your iPhone. It also fits perfectly too!
  • Included SCREEN PROTECTOR - Forget about plastic covers with built-in screen protectors-these only scratch your phone! The iArrow includes a custom-fit screen protector that retains functionality and protects your screen.


We Are Putting All the Risk on Our Shoulders Giving You What Has Never Been Seen Before in This Industry. The iArrow Armband Is Backed by a Lifetime No-Hassle Money-Back Guarantee. Besides the Refund, We Will Ship to Your Address a Brand New Armband. Simply Send Us an Email with Your Order ID And We Will Be Happy To Attend To Your Need.

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