Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sterline Counter Top Water Flosser #Sterline

Six Interchangeable Nozzles, 10 Water Pressure
Settings,and a 600ml Capacity


Waterpiks and/or Water Flossers are a necessity for oral health!

  • It reduces the periodontal infection.
  • It reduces the inflammation.
  • It is safe and gentle around implants.
  • There is nothing better for cleaning around orthodontic appliances.
  • It gets deeper into the pocket than string floss.
  • It removes plaque.
  • It is easy to use.
  • It is a clinically proven effective alternative to string floss
The Water Flosser has been evaluated more than 50 times since its introduction in 1962. Clinical findings for reducing bleeding and gingivitis are supported by positive outcomes from more than twenty clinical trials, many of six months’ duration.

The Sterline Counter Top Water Flosser comes equipped with ten water pressure settings, so you can find the right setting for the sensitivity of your teeth. I found the tongue scraper tool very interesting and perfect for removing bacteria and debris off the surface of your tongue. 

The package contains a Water Flosser, three Standard Nozzles, a Tongue Scraper; a Orthodontic Tip, a Pocket Tip, an Adaptor Cord, and a User Manual. However, this flosser is so easy to use, you really do not need the manual. I use my Sterline Counter Top Water Flosser every day and it is really helping with sensitive gums.

Product Description

  • MULTIPLE WATER FLOSSER TIPS- Includes a tongue scrapper, perfect for removing bacteria from the surface of your tongue; an orthodontic tip, which cleans between teeth and around braces; a pocket tip for low pressure rinses specifically for periodontal pockets; and a standard nozzle which is perfect for everyday use.
  • TWO BUILT IN TIMERS - Automatic Timer, shuts the water flosser off automatically after two minutes of flossing; Interval Timer, a 30 second timer that allows you to clean all four quadrants of your mouth evenly.
  • DEEP TEETH CLEANING- With powerful pulsation (1,400 Pulses/Minute), the water flosser is more effective at removing plaque and debris than regular flossing. The powerful pulsation also helps to improve gum health by massaging and stimulating gums to improve circulation.
  • ADJUSTABLE PRESSURE SETTINGS - Includes 10 water pressure settings to help accommodate everyone's oral health needs. For people with sensitive gums or just starting to floss, the lower settings are perfect to get you adjusted! The higher pressure settings are great for removing any debris that is stuck and for blasting plaque away!
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED- - Each unit is individually tested and we stand behind it with a 2-year warranty

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Slave to My Future Service Dog

By Stacey Kuhns


So a while back, I let you all know that I was getting a puppy, named Henson, who will be going through a two-year training program with me to become my certified service dog. This is Henson:

Slave to My Future Service Dog by Stacey Kuhns

Henson is a Goldendoodle. His mother is a Goldendoodle and his father is a Standard Poodle. I have had a variety of animals since I was a young girl, have worked at veterinary hospitals, San Diego Zoo, and now volunteer in animal rescue. I have also rescued and trained dogs, but I must admit, it has been a very long time since I had a puppy.

Because of my medical conditions, I never thought a puppy was anything I would have again as it is physically difficult for me to take care of one. I brought Henson home on May 1, 2016, when he was a little under eight weeks old. He turns eleven weeks old this weekend and I am exhausted.

I love this little guy, but I am a slave to him. I follow him everywhere. Otherwise, I might find him with his head in the cats' litter box or eating their food. He needs to be brushed every time he comes in from outside. I have never owned a dog that had this kind of fur (everything gets stuck in it). He chases the cats around the house (trying to work on that), not because he wants to "get them" but he wants them to play with him. He is growing like a weed and is a very smart dog.

By eight weeks, he learned sit and shake. At nine weeks, he learned down, and at 10 weeks, he learned stay. He has a pretty mellow temperament for a puppy, which is good for a future service dog. He has times where he is a crazy pup, running around and wanting to play, but he just seems more mellow than other puppies I have dealt with.

Slave to My Future Service Dog by Stacey Kuhns

Giving him a bath, for me, is like running a marathon. It is challenging. Next time, we are trying a shower. Henson has been sleeping eight hours a night, which is a blessing and surprising as he does sleep a lot during the day too. He is potty trained, which was a happy milestone. My pain levels have been pretty high since I got him, but surprisingly, I am too busy with him to let it get me down and I do see the fantastic benefit having him will be for my physical and mental health. (At least I keep telling myself that.)

I have basically been a prisoner in the house and have been home more than I can remember. (I cannot take him anywhere frequented by other animals until he has all his shots). On May 11, he had his first vet visit and just chilled on the exam table, waiting for the vet. He did great and got a clear bill of health. He is growing like a weed. His paws are still huge so hoping he will be a large dog.

I check in with the parents of his siblings and they are going through many of the same trials and tribulations with their puppies so that makes it easier on many levels. But he is a puppy and like a little kid, he gets distracted easily.

We walk to the mailbox every day (he is doing well on leash). One day it was windy and a leaf was blowing down the street. He almost pulled me over trying to run after it! We start our training on June 4. Hopefully, a leaf does not blow by during training, or a rabbit does not run across the lawn. Should be interesting.

Slave to My Future Service Dog by Stacey Kuhns

Slave to My Future Service Dog by Stacey Kuhns

I took him to my acupuncture appointment the other morning. I was feeling stressed about it but the staff asked me to bring him. They know he is going to be a service dog and feel he should get used to coming with me since that will be the norm once he is certified.

The acupuncture treatments are supposed to be relaxing but as I was laying on the treatment table and Henson was circling the room, sniffing, all I could think about was that he was going to go potty on their carpet and I would not be able to get up because of the needles in me.

Fortunately, once he was done exploring, he sprawled out next to the treatment table and was calm and relaxed as he could be for the entire hour. He never left my side when anyone came in to talk to me or check on me. I was amazed! So, he shows the potential to be a great service dog and that is what I think about as I pull seeds and rocks out of his mouth, panic when it gets too quiet in the house and I cannot see him, and as I follow him around, making sure he is not getting into anything. 

Slave to My Future Service Dog by Stacey Kuhns

In my next installment, I will let you all know how training is progressing. Thanks for the interest and you can see more about Henson on my Facebook page, Meet Henson.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Ultra Premium Natural Organic Matcha Green Tea #greentea

Powerful Antioxidant Ceremonial Grade Stone



Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” With Matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution. It has 1300x more antioxidants than regular brewed tea. I really love a bowl of Matcha tea around two in the afternoon as an energy boost.

Oma loves that this Matcha Tea is both non-GMO and organic. It is selectively handpicked on the first harvest and then stone ground into a fine powder. This Japanese ceremonial Matcha green tea is 100% USDA & JAS organic and gluten free - NO Preservatives, NO Additives! 

Match Tea is a source of:
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B-complex
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Trace Minerals
Did you know that you can also use Matcha as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes? Google matcha recipes and you’ll find everything from matcha muffins, brownies and puddings, to matcha soup, stir frys, and even matcha guacamole! Yummy and Healthy.

Product Description

100% USDA & JAS Organic Japanese Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea Powder - The Highest Grade On The Market! 


  • LAB TESTED FOR PURITY - Order in confidence knowing that each batch is tested for Lead, heavy metals, as well as radiation and consistently passes all tests with flying colors
  • ENERGIZE YOUR DAY: Start your day with a cup of healthy green tea. Nourish your MIND & yourBODY. Healthy alternative to coffee, Matcha will give you a steady boost of energy & endurance without the jitter feeling. Feel more awake and alert without the late-afternoon caffeine crash
  • SMART WEIGHT LOSS SUPERFOOD: With 137 times more polyphenols than regular green tea, Matcha has been shown to increase metabolism, block fat and stop growth of new fat cells
  • ONE INGREDIENT - UNBELIEVEABLE BENEFITS: 100% pure, Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder. Premium quality tealeaves produce vibrant, emerald green COLOR, FLAVOR & AROMA like no other. Natures Nectar Matcha is top of the line Ceremonial grade. No fillers, no preservatives, sugar or coloring added. Gourmet quality and taste - not your typical supermarket Matcha Green Tea. Organic. GMO-Free. The more vibrantly green the Matcha, the higher the chlorophyll and amino acid content
  • BACKED BY A NO-QUESTIONS-ASKED, 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Natures Nectar is your source for the BEST ceremonial grade Matcha on the market: ORDER YOUR TIN TODAY, RISK FREE!

Natures Nectar Limited Website

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Immune System Booster- Support for Common Colds #Immunity

Support for Common Colds and Sickness


As a new Oma (grandmother), I have noticed that I have been getting sick much more often. Therefore, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to test the NaturesNectar MicroShield Nutritional Support.

Although it is really hard to know if these tablets are a cure all to ward off colds and sickness, I can report that since I have been consuming these easy to swallow tablets I have been well and energetic.

Oma loves that these capsules contain Zinc, Echinacea, Selenium, Magnesium and Vitamin C.

  1. Zinc - Increases Immunity and Fights Colds And Acts As A Powerful Antioxidant That May Help Fight Cancer
  2. Echinacea - Combats Cancer, Boosts The Immune System and An Anti-Inflammatory
  3. Selenium - Regulates Inflammation, Lowers Risk Of Prostate Cancer, and Antioxidant
  4. Magnesium - Helps Your Immune System, And Better Muscles and Nerves Function
  5. Vitamin C - Helps Treat Common Cold Symptoms, Natural Cure for Skin Problem, Helps Heal Wounds

The supplement is made in the USA and utilize the best natural ingredients available.

Product Description


  • -Common Colds
  • -Feeling constantly drained
  • -Never feeling your 'Best'
  • -Anxiety of getting others sick

This product is:

  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Contains Zinc, Echinacea, Selenium, Magnesium and Vitamin C
  • Formulated to maximize your body's natural immune defenses. Taken as needed, at the first sign of wellness imbalance, or year-round for optimal immune support
  • Micro Shield utilizes the best natural ingredients available: Echinacea is widely studied and renowned for its healing properties while Zinc, and Selenium are both powerful antioxidants, Vitamin C gives an energy boost while helping to protect your cells from free radicals, and Magnesium helps with stress and an overall cellular health
  • Take once daily to Boost your Immunity in order to shorten the severity and duration of the common cold

Natures Nectar Limited Website


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Poki Poki New for North County! #‎pokipokioceanside‬

Sushi · Hawaiian · Asian Fusion restaurant
by Stacey Kuhns


Finally! North County San Diego is getting a sushi bowl eatery, Poki Poki. They are in their soft opening now and they have their main opening this Saturday, May28, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. They are located in the shopping center at 3480 Marron Road, Oceanside (right off College) and are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - seven days a week.

Poki Poki - by Stacey Kuhns

Poki Poki - by Stacey Kuhns

Poki Poki - by Stacey Kuhns

The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, or you can get your food to go. The inside is clean and the food is fresh. The service is great. Employees greet you when you walk in the door and are happy to explain how things work.

Build Your Own Hawaiian Poke Bowl!

Basically, you have a choice of a large or small bowl. You get your choice of three different kinds of sushi on the small bowl and four on the large bowl. There are at least six kinds to choose from. You also get to pick your base, either white rice, brown rice, salad, or a combination of those.

The spicy tuna is amazing. It looks strange but really is delicious (it looks like finely ground fish or meat). They have ahi, salmon and yellowtail, cut into chunks, and also sushi options of shrimp or octopus.

There is a variety of toppings, including onions, ginger, seaweed salad, crab (which is out of this world and is no extra charge), avocado (extra charge), fish eggs, and other toppings.

Poki Poki offers a choice of sauces from mild to spicy and also have a spicy mayo. You can have them put the wasabi and soy sauce and other sauces on or you can do it yourself with the small cups of condiments provided by the cash register. They also have chopsticks or plastic forks.

Poki Poki - by Stacey Kuhns

Poki Poki - by Stacey Kuhns

Poki Poki - by Stacey Kuhns

Poki Poki - by Stacey Kuhns

The prices are very reasonable for what you get. It is a lot of food for sure. And the best part, it is healthy along with tasting wonderful. I plan to eat here at least twice a week after work (since it is in the center I work in).

The establishment offers a 10% military discount. I stopped after work today and took lunch home. Sunday, my boyfriend and I ate dinner there. He loved it and so did I. He had a bowl loaded with the toppings and mine was a little less on the toppings.

(The picture below is my bowl from lunch today. The employee gave me a double scoop of crab. Yum!) The green onions and sesame seeds also add a nice touch.

Poki Poki - by Stacey Kuhns

A loaded bowl (this picture is from their website as there was no one else getting a loaded bowl today when I was there).

The only thing I did not care for was the drink selection. They offer small bottles of water for sale. When you are eating spicy food, one small bottle of water is not going to cut it. They also have canned sodas. I wish they had refillable fountain drinks with more of a selection. Otherwise, two thumbs up. 

Poki Poki Facebook

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Family Sunday

It is not often that Oma and Opa get to enjoy the entire family together.  We cherish our family time greatly.  This Sunday was very special.  We started our time together with breakfast at out family favorite, Home Sweet Home. They were so nice to fix up a special table for us to spread out in.

Auntie gets to feed Coast Oak.

Not sure what Reef Indy was explaining,
but Dad and Uncle Mo are very interested. 

Then after relaxing together at the homestead, we all drove south to downtown San Diego to meet Grandma and Grandpa at the Tilted Kilt for lunch.

We loved the food and drink at the Tilted Kilt.
Our waitress was super nice and efficient also.

Smile Auntie Sitara and Uncle Moses

Then we were off to the ball game at Petco Park. The Padres and Dodgers remain tied in the 17th inning after over 5 hours of playing. Unfortunately, the Dodgers then broke away with a four run inning and the Padres did not answer back with any runs. What a fun and interesting game.

Beautiful Petco Park - Downtown San Diego, California.

Reefie has his glove ready to catch that foul ball.

Home-plate umpire, David Rackley finally gets up after
being struck in the groin by a foul ball in the fifth inning!

Opa grabbing some time with Coast.

Sitara and Moses enjoying the action;
Not quite sure what Grandpa is doing.

Reef listens intently as Grandma explains the game of Baseball

The adults received a Reusable Padre Shirt Bag,
but more importantly, the kids got a plastic bat and ball