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

Chocolatey Treats From LEVEL (and a giveaway!)

Before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes my favorite chocolate treat was peanut butter cups. One 2-pack of them contains about 24 grams of carbs, 21 of which were sugar. Those number are tough to justify except for on really special occasions.

I was really excited to hear that LEVEL had introduced peanut butter cups and turtle bars, which made me very happy when LEVEL offered me a box of peanut butter cups and turtle bars to try out (and to give away).

I managed to not take any pictures of the turtle bars because I put them in my purse for an on-the-go snack. At 19 grams of carbs per bar, they are a peanuty-chocolatey-caramely, guilt-free candy bar.

My favorite was the peanut butter cups. They’re a darker chocolate than the traditional peanut butter cup and the peanut butter has a stronger flavor. Here are pictures of the peanut butter cups: Continue reading