Friday, January 31, 2014

Chic Yet Simple
Frozen Fruit Ice Cubes

How cute are these ice cubes made
with edible flowers, herbs, and fresh fruit!?!

Check out this recipe for making fruit infused ice cubes.
Simple, chic and healthy! #GetFrozen #TeamDole
They are a beautiful and oh-so-simple way to add a little something extra to a glass of just about anything – and a delightful detail bound to be remembered

One of Oma's favorite things about entertaining is how simple it can be to really delight and surprise your guests. It's all in the details, as they say, but those details don't have to be particularly hard or time consuming.

Fruity ice cubes add a dash of healthy flair to any beverage. #GetFrozen #TeamDole
Fruity ice cubes add a dash of
healthy flair to any beverage.
  • Few petals from favorite edible flowers, like Gardenia or Jasmine
  • 3–5 mint leaves
  • 8–10 of favorite small berries, like blueberry or raspberry


  • Fill each pod in ice cube tray halfway; let harden in freezer for 10–15 minutes.
  • Remove ice cube tray and place flowers, herbs, and fruits in center of each cube.
  • Place tray in freezer until ice hardens completely.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Credit Card Hackers Steal Small
Amounts From Lots of People!

This is a great reminder - a must read!

That $9.84 charge on your bill may be fraud

With all the stories of major retailers losing millions of credit card account numbers, you are probably scouring your monthly bills looking for fraudulent charges like a $700 plane ticket or $600 television you didn't buy. That might be a big mistake. One common way credit card hackers steal commit fraud, and get away with it, is to avoid getting greedy. Through the years, they've found it's much easier to steal a little money from a lot people, rather than a lot of money from a few people. For example: It's much easier to sneak a $10 charge on 10,000 cards than a $10,000 charge onto 10 cards, but the haul is the same.

Big-ticket charges for electronics or airfare stick out like a sore thumb on a credit card bill. Busy consumers are much less likely to spot a small charge, or they might even decide a tiny Woman surprised (© Purestock/SuperStock)fraud isn’t worth the phone call to get it item removed, and to face the hassle of getting a new card. Hackers, as always, prey on human nature. There seems to be something magical about the $10 threshold.

This post comes from Bob Sullivan at

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Oma and Opa Babysit

Mom and Dad Have Date Night at Dodger Stadium - Hockey and Kiss Concert

Oma and Opa get to spend time with Reef Indy

Nice sunny day to play outside
Nice sunny day to play outside

Reef Indy plays while Oma and Opa eat dinner
Reef Indy plays while Oma and Opa eat dinner

Reef Indy and Opa picks some fruit for tonight's dessert
Reef Indy and Opa picks some fruit for tonight's dessert

Big day for a big boy; all tuckered out
Big day for a big boy; all tuckered out

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ever Bamboo Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Ever Bamboo  offers a selection of bamboo charcoal products that purify/deodorize air and water, dehumidify, cleanse and nourish skin, and more. 

Ever Bamboo  offers a selection of bamboo charcoal products t

Ever Bamboo is:
  • ALL NATURAL bamboo charcoal
  • UNSCENTED ♦ eliminating instead of masking odors
  • RECHARGEABLE under sunshine every 30-60 days ♦ LASTS UP TO ONE YEAR
  • RECYCLABLE ♦ mix spent charcoal granules with soil
  • [sustainable + resuable + recyclable]


Isn’t it wonderful that Ever Bamboo products are 100% natural and can be recycled into the ecosystem!

For this review, Oma received three products to try and review. A Room Deodorizer and Dehumidifier, a Drawer Packet and HEI Face and Body soap.

Ever Bamboo A Room Deodorizer and Dehumidifier
A Room Deodorizer and Dehumidifier:
  • Absorbs odors & moisture
  • Place in bedrooms, bathrooms, pet areas, and large closets (areas up to 70 sqft)
  • 200 g
My husband’s home office suffered from pet odors. Therefore, Oma decided that was the perfect area for the Ever Bamboo Room Deodorizer and Dehumidifier. Oma was amazed how well it worked to remove that musky order from the office. It is hard to believe it worked so well, yet is unscented!

What Oma really loves about this product is that Ever Bamboo deodorizers are natural, safe and totally efficient for even the most malodourous part of your home!

Ever Bamboo Drawer Packet
Drawer Packet:
  • Absorbs odors & moisture
  • Prevents mildew buildup
  • Deters moths
  • 10 g x 8
The Ever Bamboo Drawer Packet came with 8 individual refills. I placed the packets in my drawers in the closet. Since the closet is next to our shower, they were very helpful in abating moisture. Oma learned that compared to regular charcoal, bamboo charcoal has ten times more surface area and is four times stronger in its absorption rate. Making bamboo charcoal the ideal deodorizer and dehumidifier in many places.

Every Bamboo HEI Face and Body Soap
HEI Face and Body Soap
  • Deep Cleansing
  • Clears pores
Oma has been using the soap for ten days now. It is a deep cleansing soap that has a negative ionic charge that helps stimulate blood flow and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Oma found it pleasant on the skin. While my skin feels clean, it does not dry out Oma’s hands or face. It is really kind of fun having a black soap; quite the conversation starter.


As a family dedicated to living life more naturally, Oma is very pleased to have found Ever Bamboo. It has exceeded its claims.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Bride Has Her Dress

The ladies of the Wedding Party went to David's Bridal in Murrieta. Surrounded by lots of fun and laughter, the Bridal Gown and Bride's Maid dresses were selected! Can't show you now . . . . but promise to post after the wedding!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Comfortable Socks by Wearever
Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 

Winner: Laurie M.

Wearever is a health and wellness apparel company that has lots of amazing products which are great for multiple purposes and people of any age. The Wearever line carries underwear, Buster Brown socks- a well-known comfort sock line – mattress pads and more.

Wearever Supports Defeat Diabetes Foundation

A portion of proceeds from sales of select Wearever products benefited the nonprofit Defeat Diabetes Foundation last December. Wearever has partnered with Defeat Diabetes Foundation to raise funds that will further support the organization’s focus on the prevention, early identification and self-management of diabetes.

Wearever donated 10 percent of sales in December 2013 from all purchases of select product lines to DDF. This included all sizes, styles, colors and purchases in singles, three-packs and six-packs from the Wearever Women's Incontinence Panties line, Wearever Men's Incontinence Briefs line, and the Wearever Socks by Buster Brown line. To learn more, visit

Oma’s Review

Oma received two pairs of solid Black socks to wear to use and review.

Product Description:

Wearever Socks by Buster Brown
Wearever Socks by Buster Brown: Wearever offers 100% cotton socks made by Buster Brown for maximum comfort and durability. Appropriate for those with poor circulation, easily irritated skin, or diabetes, Buster Brown 100% cotton socks are made with no elastic or synthetics. The seamless design of Buster Brown cotton socks with cushioning improve comfort, reduce binding, and eliminate skin irritation. Wearever currently offers three comfortable styles of socks.

  • Machine wash, dry
  • *Imported
  • *Colors: Black, White, or Ivory
  • *Packed 3 pairs, same size

Buster Brown Wearever Socks

Oma found the Wearever Socks by Buster Brown well-made and comfortable. The only negative was that they did not stay-up quite as well as Oma expected. However, the socks were perfect under Oma’s jeans and did not bind nor cause skin irritation. The best part of this product is that the socks did not leave any marks or "dents" on Oma’s legs; even after wearing them all day.

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As a blogger, integrity is one of the most valuable commodities Oma possesses. Therefore, reviews will contain both positive and negative aspects as is appropriate. To put it in a simpler manner, this review is meant to help my readers (editorial) more than to help a brand (advertising).

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.