Smarter Keys {Product Review}

I was complaining to Brad about how many keys I have. When my office moved, I went from two keys for work that I barely ever had to use, to three keys that I use every day. Then we moved into the shoebox apartment while the house is being built and ended up with a fob, apartment key and storage unit key. Frustrating.

Overall a handful of keys didn’t bother me until I started pulling them out of my purse and putting them back and trying not to scratch one of the three screens in my purse.

Then the folks at Key Smart sent me their compact solution to bulky key rings. Continue reading

Cat(s) Vs. Mouse: Vox Box Review

I felt very special the day that a bright yellow box showed up for me the cats. This whole pile of packages was addressed to me.

Influenster sent Holmes and Watson a pet-focused Temptations cat treat box with the Snack Mouse toy. You can see the unboxing video and a little about how my cats reacted to it on my YouTube channel here. Continue reading

In-a-Pinch Glucose Meter: TRUE2go

This is NOT a sponsored post. 

TRUE2Go, from Rite Aid, saved my bacon this Easter. We had an early Saturday morning making, so we packed up what we thought we’d need for the next 36-ish hours on Friday night. For me that included two extra pods, even though I expected to be home by pod change time on Sunday.

Whenever you pack for even one night away from home, never trust your memory on the number of test strips that you have in your purse. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be wrong.

On Saturday when I went to test and bolus for lunch, I realized that I had four strips in my vial. I check my blood sugar 8-10 times a day and holidays or eating out can really screw me up causing me to test more often. Four strips were not going to last me through the next day. Continue reading

Holiday Outfits Call for Holiday Pods

I’m not a big fan of getting diabetes-type things as gifts, but Pump Peelz for my diabetes devices make the list of d-gear I wouldn’t mind finding in my stocking. I like being able to dress up my pods and as a company, Pump Peelz has a lot of personality and heart. They offered to let me test out something from their holiday designs to review so I picked the Star Paper Pattern for the OmniPod.

I find myself wearing a variety of holiday outfits this time of year so it only makes sense to dress up my pod. It was hard to pick the design I wanted to try because the holiday options were all pretty great.

Peelz are pretty easy to apply and are forgiving if you need to reposition them. I find it way easier to place a peel on a pod before I activate it. I start at the window and smooth the peel on from there, locking everything in with the side flaps. Continue reading

Jamberry Nail Wraps Review

If you’re reading this on the internet, you’ve probably heard of Jamberry nail wraps… if you haven’t, no worries!

My friend Natalie became a Jamberry consultant and she gave me half a sheet of beautiful nail wraps (green) in a cute little starter pack to try out and share with you.

My half sheet of wraps was the Lotus design. They were reasonably easy to put on once I got the hang of the application procedure. There are two ways to apply the wraps, at Natalie’s recommendation, I did the cold method (known as the “baggie” method) because you can reposition them if they are crooked when you first put them on. There is a warm method as well on the Jamberry site. Continue reading