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The 5 best Cat Toys ever (cat-tested and cat-approved)

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

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Loyal readers of know I own two cats. And I’ve bought well more than my fair share of toys for them. Some of them have been great, and some of them have been so bad I’d gone and returned them the next day. (Especially stuff at Walgreens that is “as seen on TV.” Blech.) And today, I am sharing with you the 5 best cat toys I’ve ever seen any cats as never getting tired of, and always enjoying.

The 5 Best Cat Toys

Best Cat Toys #1 – The Cat Dancer

Wanna know the good news? Not only do 95% of cats love this toy, but it’s really inexpensive (coming in at under four dollars, you can’t afford not to get one.) It is basically a bouncy wire (springed steel) with a few cardboardy pieces that are rolled into small logs. My younger cat never, ever tires of this toy. She’ll play as long as I’m willing to. She will also lead me to the toy on the floor, then sit and look at me. Her eyes TELL me that it’s time to play. ( ... Read More

How to Dress Like Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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Sometimes, you don’t have to wear the exact same clothes that you see on a character on a TV show. What’s really smart is understanding their style, and buying new pieces (while using the old) to create looks in a similar style.

Aria Montgomery Style Inspiration Board

BCBGMAXAZRIA Shalom Pleated Dress

Showing a little skin is edgy, and just what Aria would do. Maxi dresses? Also up her alley.

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The Single Girls Guide – to African Mango Diet Pills

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

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

Capsules that help keep you from feeling too hungry? Sounds like something in a futuristic “Hunger Games” type of world. But it’s a real thing. And it’s a natural supplement. However, it doesn’t always work for everyone. Read on to see how I feel about it. (You can probably already feel my tone…I’m not really excited about this product…)

What is African Mango?

It’s the nuts from the mango tree.  The Maximum African Mango Diet Pills  from Omni Herbal are meant to burn fat, slow digestion, reduce leptin, and more. Explore the list below.

There Are Many Benefits To Taking Maximum African Mango


  • Significant improvements in body weight, body fat, and waist circumference.
  • Helps to slow digestion and absorption of dietary sugar.
  • Improved blood glucose control for people with diabetes and cholesterol-lowering effects. (Marisa Moore, MBA, RD, LD of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Helps by decreasing the obesity hormone leptin. Leptin is responsible for control ... Read More

The Single Girl’s Guide – Natural Topical Pain Relief Cream Review | Noxicare Reviews

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

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

It’s touted as being natural pain relief, which is a great idea. But only if it works…

Noxicare Natural Topical Pain Relief Cream Review

This product was tested by myself and two other people. The first time I tried it, I thought I felt some pain relief, but the relief promptly disappeared within five minutes. The next time I experienced the same few minutes of it working. And then I couldn’t feel it after that. One of the testers said they never felt anything, at any point. The third tester (my Mom!) said she gained no noticeable relief from the Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream product. It also felt pretty greasy, although most of these creams do. The prognosis, by me, is that this is a waste of money. I recommend Arnica Gel, as Dr. Oz does.

Additionally, when I contacted the company back in December, they have yet to respond. (And this was through the Tomoson program, not just a general br ... Read More

The Single Girl’s Guide – what to buy Dad? | Carhartt Jacket | Dean Winchester Clothing

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

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

Carhartt is a trusted brand for MANY guys. So, get a little educated about it if you can. It’s a good brand to keep in your pocket, because someday you’ll be glad that you remembered it.

Can’t you see your Dad wearing this?

Carhartt Long Sleeve Hines Twill Shirt Jacket Review

Made in comfortable and durable 5.5-ounce, 100% cotton twill, our Hines solid long-sleeve shirt is a great choice for workdays or weekends. Garment washed for a soft finish and offered in solid colors, it features a button-down collar and left-chest pocket as well as two-button adjustable cuffs for a great fit. The main seams are triple-stitched Carhartt style for added strength.

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The Single Girl’s Guide – massage back pain by yourself

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

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

The Soothie Massager is a new product that I agreed to review for you ladies on She’s Smart. It’s a patented product, and says it will give you a terrific heated massage.

Now, I wish I could say that’s what I experienced. But, that’s not how it went down between the microwave, the wall, and my sore muscles.

Naturally, this was a compelling item…the idea of being able to massage back pain by yourself is THE DREAM. Because massages cost so much. And the people in these pictures look SO smiley and fit and happy. Damn them.

But, don’t worry, because at the bottom of this post I’ll tell you my recommendation of a handheld heated massager that I own and love!

Take the “oooh, ahh” challenge.

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The Single Girls Guide – unclog a drain in the shower or sink | Zip it Review

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

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When I was a teenager, my Dad could always get out the weird “snake” device from the basement and deal with the gobs of long hair that me and my three sisters had let carelessly go down the drain.  Invariably, the drain would stop draining quite so well, and we’d complain.

Here’s a close up of the Zip It.

These days, I’ve had to find a new way to fix the problem, and Draino just doesn’t work the way it always advertises. So, I went into Home Depot and asked around for what would help a single girl like me tackle this totally gross problem.

Zip it Review

I met two very nice women who were working there, and they directed me past tall shelves of crazy tools, to something hanging on the end of an aisle. The product is plastic, long, thin, white, and has little teeth. One of the women even said she had one of theses, herself, and it does work.

Well, having used it 3 times now, I ... Read More

Review: iPad 2 Cases that are Stylish – The Snugg has Fashion Tablet Cases

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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For an iPad case you can be sure of, check out what The Snugg has to offer.

Tres chic!

I’m assuming most of you guys have, or are in the process of getting, a tablet of some sort. I really do adore them. I’m always checking out books from my library, or looking at cute animal sites before bed to get in a relaxed state of mind. I have an iPad 2, and that choice was easy. But what hasn’t always been easy is picking out a way to carry and store the tablet. But now that I’ve been turned onto the Snugg, I have a solid choice.

Why are Snugg Cases so good?
  • There are vibrant colors available for some fashion and style. (I’d never be happy with a black one.)
  • Genuine leather. You can’t get that everywhere.
  • Amazon’s best sellers in the USA, UK, Germany, France and Japan (I don’t know about you, but I love reading reviews on Amazon.)
  • Half a million of Snugg cases have been sold in the past 12 months.

My perfect match? The Snugg iPad 2 Case Cover and Flip Stand in Purple Leather

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How to relax your Cat a natural way | Review: a cat relaxant that works for my cats | Plus, a Giveaway!

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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I have two cats, and one of which is especially nervous all the time. Can you relate? Well, now there’s a product that I believe really can help cats (and other pets) feel more relaxed by natural means.

Get to know this yellow color: it stands for HOPE and HEALING.

Reviews Bach’s Rescue Remedy Pet: Natural Stress Relief For Pets

I was so excited to get to try Bach’s Rescue Remedy for cats, as there’d been a time I’d almost bought some for my cats and then wavered. I’d gone with another product…one which didn’t work worth squat. And then I felt discouraged about trying anything else. But I shouldn’t have given up so easily!

What is Bach’s Rescue Remedy?

A natural medicine to treat anxiety in pets.

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Presto Photo Book Review: I did it, I made one of THOSE books!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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The world of Presto Photo opens up a world of printing possibilities. (Gotta love that alliteration.) When I visited the website, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they don’t just print books (of which you can customize in tons of ways – with captions, collage styles, etc) but cards, loose photos, whatever. What this meant for me was that I could create a great book for my Grandma down in Florida, and also print out a couple of my favorite photos (large, glossy) for myself to display at home.

Baby Steps

I’d never created anything like this. Even though I’m down with technology, this is just something I’d never done! So, it was a little intimidating. What I figured out was that I did need to do two things on my own: 1.) pick my own layout, 2.) retouch each of my photos myself. I wish there had been an auto re-touch option, instead of having me going to a third party site to do all of that first. It was a lot of work. All in all, making this book probably took me three hours. Is that long for the first time?

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