Dot & Dot 15-inch Packing Organizer Review

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*Note: Sorry for the crappy photos, I have been having problems with my camera and used my phone with poor lighting :(


I absolutely love this baggie! It has been a great addition for us and we have used it a lot! My husband commutes to work every day in his motorcycle. He dresses up with his bike gear and carries a backpack where he has his work clothes, bike cover, gym clothes, lunch bag and laptop (sometimes). Having all that stuff in a backpack makes it difficult for his work outfit to get to his office without wrinkles.


Since we have the Dot & Dot packing envelope everything gets there wrinkle-less. The size is perfect for his backpack, it comes with a folding board with instructions (with images) about how to fold dress shirts correctly so they fit in the envelope. The back of this bag has a hard board that makes it functional because that is the key for the bag not bending and getting all wrinkled.




The envelope closes with velcro, these are placed correctly with the rough side up, so it never touches your clothes and doesn't damage it like others I have seen.




The travel envelope description says that it holds up to 7 items and it is true. Last week my husband had a trip out of town for 3 days. He was glad that he had this packing envelope because he didn't need to bring a suitcase with him, since he could fit 6 shirts in the packing envelope. He loves it because it uses his backpack space so much better, leaving some extra free space and and keep things organized.





This pack also has a loop that makes it easy to carry if you don't use it inside a bag like us.



I think this is a great product, and we will be using it for a long long time. I would recommend it to everyone.



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Supernova 300 Ultra Bright LED Camping Lantern Review

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With Spring starting and cold weather leaving this is the perfect product to have. Spring means two things for this family: gardening and camping!

Those two activities are the only ones that make me complain less about the hot weather. :) And, with these two activities the item I always need is a lantern.

SO here is the Supernova 300 Ultra Bright LED Lantern. Our newest addition:



I really like this lantern. We've been using it at home because our backyard is not as illuminated as we would like, even with the back light on. We love to go camping but since my little one got sick we decided to do backyard camping with him. This light is great, it lights my backyard really well and the inside of our tent too. I love that I can adjust the brightness, because it has 2 settings for intensity so I use the brighter when I am outside and the lower intensity when we are in the tent. The only problem I have now is that the light is so, so, so bright, like, really bright, that we have a hard time trying to not get a bit blind when we look at the lantern when it is on (when we have to get it, move it, or just look a it by mistake)

There is also a third setting: flashing, which is the setting we use to "call". When we are at a campground and it is dark, we know that if the light is blinking it means "come back to the tent". It was great to know that this new lantern would have this feature because we use it a lot. You control these setting by pressing the on/off button. Each time you press, the new setting takes place. I wish I didn't have to go through all the settings to turn off the lantern, but I bet the manufacturers are working on that. I wish I could just press and hold or something for it to turn off.

There is a led light above the power button that flashes every couple of seconds. This is a great feature too. I hate to wake up in the middle of the night and not know where the heck the lantern is. This light helps me find my lantern fast, which is also perfect for emergencies.



The molding is plastic which is good, and you can remove the top and hang the lantern upside down from a hook on the bottom to use it as a hanging area light. That's the way we use it inside the tent. We hang it from a hook that is at the top of the tent and it is perfect.




This is the first time we have a lantern, we normally carry flashlights with us, and I am pretty pleased. This will be the first thing we pack when we go camping from now on.

Great product, functional, nicely made. I would recommend it to everyone.


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Expandable Hose

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I had never in my life heard about these until I got one. And let me tell you hey are pretty amazing. I just wanted to show it to you all how even my 3 year old can carry the entire thing that expands up to 100 feet long! Yep, that is how small it stores and how lightweight it is. Perfect for apartments or for people like us that like to keep the hose indoors in its place in the garage :)


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$20 Starbucks Coffee or Target GC Giveaway.

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Help my little one win his gardening photo contest and you can win $20 Starbucks Coffee or Target GC. Winner's choice. He is so excited about his plants and expanding his garden, so this contest means a lot to him (and us, of course!)

If every single person that sees this post votes for my little one, we would definitely win! Please help the little man! :)




Enter below, thank you and good luck!




IF WE HIT 1,000 ENTRIES I WILL MAKE THAT GIFT CARD A $30 GC!

SO SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! :)

Homebrewed Beer Soaps Review + Giveaway

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I love handmade soaps. When I lived in Puerto Rico, my mom used to buy them for me as gifts and I couldn't get enough. Their texture, scent and gentleness to my skin surpassed every other regular soap.

Remember that status I posted the the other day on my Facebook page?



That is exactly how you will feel with these Handbrewed Beer Soaps. Their scents will make you relax while taking a shower, the texture is great and they feel amazing on my skin.


I've been struggling for the past year to find a soap I like for my face in particular. Since we moved here my face has been so dry and even flaky after showering (I come from the Caribbean, humidity will never let your skin get dry. Too oily and sweaty may be the problem there lol). Well, these hand brewed soaps hydrate my face really well and it hasn't been dry again. I really, really like that.


My little one has started to gently touch my face after I wash it because it feels soooo soft that he thinks it's cool! ha!

My favorite soap, since I have use of my memory, has always been oatmeal. I don't know why, but I am a sucker for oatmeal soaps. And guess what? that is one of all the soaps Handbrewed Soaps make, so I was doing my happy dance when I read it. And I was still dancing when I got the package:

I received six (6) sample bars (French Ale, Lemon Hefe, Oatmeal Stout, Orange Ale, Spiced Ale and Tobacco IPA) and a regular size bar soap: Honey Ale. They all smell great, so you won't go wrong with any of them.

I love, love, love that they are made in USA. Oakland, CA to be specific. Hello neighbor! I love Northern Cali. Another thing I like is the packaging and wrap. DIY alternative with materials that were and can be recycled. My soaps came in a paper bag with a cute string tied in the middle. Perfect for a handmade soap :)



The regular size is about 4 oz and the wrap contains the list of ingredients. Please always make sure you are not allergic before using a product.

Handbrewed Soaps not only have beer soaps, they also have wine, coffee and tea. The variety is great, so the soaps make great gifts for loved ones. Start pinning your favorites because you want to have the link handy when that time(s) of the year comes. And guess what?

You will have the chance to win a 3 pack sample and YOU get to choose which three beer soaps you want!

Just enter below for your chance to win this amazing prize!

Good Luck!


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Ramini Brands Silicone Beverage Glasses (Set of 2) Review

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Seriously? Beverage cups that fit in my pocket? Yes, please!


Ramini Brands have these awesome Silicone Beverage Glasses that I am loving! They come in sets of two and are perfect for everything! You can use them for juice, water, wine, wine and even more wine!

It is super cool because we go on a lot of road trips and hiking. We try to reduce the amount of waste we produce on such trips so we prefer to pack reusable items. These silicone beverage glasses are a great addition.


Their size is perfect for our cooler's side pockets, or just any pocket in our backpack. They also fit in my jacket pockets, so they take little to almost no space when you flatten and roll them.


The Ramini Brands Silicone Beverage Glasses are easy to clean, they don't get stained or nasty smells (at least mine don't). I always make sure to wash them with hot water after using them, if that is not possible I rinse them after each use and as soon as I get home I wash them with hot soapy water.

When you put you glass with a beverage inside, these silicone cups hold really well. They are sturdy and not wobbly like other silicone items I have tried in the past.

Oh, and they are kid proof! No matter how clumsy your kid is, they are never going to break if they fall onto the ground! Yaaay! The other day some friends came over and I served some wine in these silicone glasses. They were excited about the "unbreakable wine glasses" because they didn't have to worry about the kids getting hurt if the glass fell. Pretty neat.


This product is really great and I would recommend it to everyone!

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Help!

My little one and I are participating in a photo contest from seedsnow.com, where we have to show what plants we are growing and where. If we win we will receive 1 of 3 giftcards to spend on said website for more gardening items for us so we can expand our garden. This would be a great addition for us, and We would deeply appreaciate if you all took 5 seconds of your morning and voted for us using this link:


It is fast and easy. Just enter an email and click "vote"

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

PRO 2200W Classic HairDryer Review

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I have had my old hair dryer for a long time. But I used to have a puppy back in Puerto Rico and she bit/chew the cable. You can see the marks and you can feel the current if you touch the bitten spots while the blow dryer is on. Dangerous I know lol

Today I am so happy to say that I finally found a hair dryer that is new, more powerful and better than my old one! It is the PRO 2200W Classic HairDryer from Xtava.

First thing I noticed when I received it was the pretty box, so I expected the blow dryer to be as pretty and elegant and I was not wrong. Weighing about 1.5 pounds, the PRO 2200W Classic HairDryer is really light and easy to work with. This helps you get the work done faster because your arm will be less tired.

This hair dryer has three (3) heat settings and two (2) speed settings, including the cold shot button, like most professional hair dryers. The PRO 2200W Classic HairDryer also comes with a concentration nozzle which is my favorite.

I normally take about 20 minutes to blow-dry my hair, but if I style it it takes around half and hour. With the PRO 2200W Classic HairDryer it took me only 15 minutes to style my hair (yaaaay!), no kidding! Even my husband was impress with my speed haha!

Another thing that I really love about this hair dryer is he hanging hook. I love to have things organized and I am obsessed with hanging stuff on cabinet doors to avoid clutter in main compartments. So that was a plus for me.

The handle is comfortable for my hand and the position of the buttons is of easy reach for my tiny hands.

The PRO 2200W Classic HairDryer has a technology called Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic Technology that helps to break up water quickly helping reduce the dry-time. It also helps smooth the hair to reduce frizz and increase shine.


*I'll update the photos as soon as I can. I've been having a little trouble with my hard drive. Sorry for the inconvenience*

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Red Star Tec iPhone 6 Armband Review

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Products that make my life easy are my thing! I don't have a "stereo" (like we used to call it when we were kids) to play loud music at home while I do my chores. Y'all know how hispanic people is… they need their music for motivation lol plus, I 'm not that kind of neighbor that wants the entire street to listen what I am listening to.

+LIFEGUARD Mini Portable Charger Review

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Guess what? I am always on my phone, which means I am always with low battery. The one thing that I hate the most is to have my phone charging basically fixed to a plug. When I charge my phone it has to stay in that same spot until the battery is full and that makes me crazy.

Thanks to +Lifeguard I don't have that problem anymore! The +Lifeguard Mini Portable Charger makes it possible to take my phone with me everywhere in the house while it charges. It is a bit bigger than a lipstick which makes it perfect for my pocket or any spot (like the window trim haha).

I got the pink portable charger and it is a really pretty pink, not that soft girly girl pink that doesn't go with me. I am more like a tomboy.

The +Lifeguard comes with two (2) cables. A charging cable and a 6-inch lightning cable that is Apple certified. It takes around six (6) hours to charge the +Lifeguard Mini, and two (2) hours to charge my phone fully (from 0% to 100%). The charge of the +Lifeguard Mini is enough for one (1) full charge of one phone. The charges has a little LED light that turns on red when charging, turns off when it is charged. It also turns blue when charging a phone.

So far I have used it around the house and at the gym. I normally leave my phone in my gym bag, charging, while I exercise.


Final thought? EVERYONE should have the +Lifeguard Mini Portable Charger! IT is a must for people who loves to be connected! :)

If you would like to purchase this product click here: +Lifeguard Mini Portable Charger Pink


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RR Garden Update 2

So, last time I updated you about the backyard we only had removed the mulch and begin to remove old stumps. So far here is how the backyard has been progressing in the past month:

Original, first photo of the backyard

Mulch, shrubs and stumps removed