Robeez MVP Crib Shoe (Infant/Toddler)

  • Leather
  • Leather sole
  • Layered crib shoe with football applique at toe and elasticised heel
  • Soft crib outsole
  • Rear heel pull

These shoes are great! My son doesn’t like heavy shoes and his walking isn’t 100% sturdy yet. These are perfect for him inside and out!

Perfect soft and flexible shoes for the little ones beginning to walk! they stay on great and my little one loves them! I highly recommend robeez!!!

Great beginning walker shoe. The leather isn’t too thick, so my son can still “feel” the ground when walking. Easy to put on with the elastic.


Rebecca Minkoff Mab Tote Mini Cross-Body Bag

  • Cowhide Leather
  • Imported
  • Cotton lining
  • Magnetic snap closure
  • 23″ shoulder drop
  • 7.5″ high
  • 8″ wide

I really like it although it is definitely smaller than most bags that I carry. So, I have to use a smaller wallet and scale back what I carry (this is a good thing, since I tend to carry too much)!
I love the style and think Rebecca Minkoff should create a version that is in-between this “mini” and the “medium” sized MAB Tote.
This bag comes in some really great colors. So tempting!

Samsonite Luggage Fiero HS Spinner 20

  • 100% Polycarbonate
  • Imported
  • Zipper closure
  • 19.5″ high
  • Lightweight spinner in scratch-resistant micro-diamond texture featuring extra capacity expansion
  • Full-zip interior divider and cross straps
  • Side-mounted TSA-approved lock

Went on a 5 day 4 night trip and was able to use this carry-on for the first time.

Construction: It’s a sturdy little case, wheels glide well, are mounted securely, zippers are heavy duty (I lubricated them with graphite too), lock mechanism is handy but I wish the dials were a little larger to make turning easier, exterior is durable, and the extending handle is sufficiently long enough for my 6′ frame to pull comfortably but is not as sturdy as I’d like it to be (I hope it holds up).

Balance: I had a laptop case which slid over the extended handle just fine. Upright the case pushed along fine and did not topple, even going up and down ramps. Casters swiveled just fine and I wheeled like this through the aisle on the plane. Pulling it behind me however, it tended to want to flip to it’s side, this was probably due to my laptop case not staying perfectly balanced on the extended handle which caused the weight to shift.

Capacity: I packed the following:

(1) Bathroom bag (9.7 x 9.1 x 2.9 inches)
(5) Pairs of socks
(5) T-Shirts
(5) Undies
(1) Pair of dress shoes
(2) Belts
(4) Pairs of slacks
(4) Dress shirts
(2) Polo shirts
(1) Lint roller
(1) Light jacket

Expanded the case when packing, then compressed it when full. No capacity problem at all.

Overhead Compartment Sizing: No issue what so ever

Overall, a great buy.

Armitron Women’s Swarovski Crystal Accented Blue Dial Silver-Tone Bracelet Watch

  • Silver-tone watch featuring five-link bracelet with Swarovski crystals on dial and bezel
  • Japanese Quartz movement with analog display
  • Protective mineral crystal dial window
  • Features jewelry-clasp closure, adjustable link bracelet, chronograph subdial
  • Water-resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion

This watch is gorgeous, wears well and sparkles and shines…Twas a great price as well !

Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

  • Tracks steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes
  • Monitor how long and well you sleep
  • Wakes you (and not your partner) with a silent wake alarm
  • LED lights show how your day is stacking up against your goal
  • Slim, comfortable and easy to wear (sold with both large and small wristbands included)
  • Includes small and large wristbands

Update 7/3/14 – Fitbit just came out with a new upgrade to the Fitbit app which adds some very cool GPS features and a bar code scanner in the Food Log. I’m adding details at the end of this review.

I bought 3 of these fitbit flex devices, one for myself, my husband and my sister. Before purchasing I researched several wristband devices such as the Jawbone UP, the Nike Fuel and and the Polar Loop. I also looked at the fitbit force which is a newer version of this band. The lack of water resistance on the force was a deal breaker for me. I wanted to be able to wear this band 24/7 and to be able to wear it in the shower or when swimming. That was part of what made it attractive to me. Also, after reading reviews about the clasp problems on the force and how many people lost them, I wanted no part of that. They are also quite a bit bigger and look clunckier. The wristband on the UP looked like it would catch on everything and had no display at all. The Polar had lots of quality problems. I wasn’t crazy about the looks of the Nike. The display is nice and I can see how people would like them, but not my style. The fitbit flex, to my tastes, had the coolest look. I also know a couple of people who own the fitbit flex and they were very enthusiastic about them so that influenced me as well.

So here is what I like about the flex: I like the way it looks on my wrist. All of us got the slate color. You can also order bands in a few different colors, both here and on the Fitbit site. It is lightweight and even though I don’t often wear a watch I don’t notice this on my wrist at all. The clasp was VERY difficult to secure the first couple of times until the rubber softened up a bit and until I got the hang of it. I secured it off of my wrist a couple times when it was new.

Fire HD 7 Tablet

Beautiful 7″ HD display with over a million pixels (216 ppi / 1280 x 800)
Enjoy more than 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games
Available in five brilliant color choices
Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz for quick app launches and fluid graphics
Rear-facing HD camera and front-facing VGA camera
Create personal profiles, link two Amazon accounts to share books, apps and games, and set device usage limits for kids
8 GB or 16 GB storage, with free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire devices
Stay connected with fast web browsing, and email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook

This little device is amazing…I love the size and weight…As a photographer, I never wanted to carry around a lap top ( this fits nicely in the front of my camera bag) i figure i would try this instead, its really cool, i can or you can down load your images right away and see the results, which to me is fantastic, I got the usb connection cable and plug it in and then take the usb cable for my camera and connect them…and in seconds there are your photos. I have trouble looking at my photos on the back of the camera, lets face it a 2 inch screen is a little hard to look at, but with this its so much better, this is 5×7 and much easier to see. If i don’t like the photo i can delete. If you like you can save them to the kindle or not..which is really great. After seeing them I can get prints made at any K-Mart,Walmart,CVS,Walgreens for about .25cents…which is really nice when your with friends or family and they always want a copy. Plus its nice to be able to show people my work and direct them to my web-site so they can purchase my work. So I hope this review is helpful. Thanks for reading this far ! Enjoy and Happy Shooting !

Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black

I bought this scale in July to replace the EatSmart digital scale that died — or maybe I should say I killed, since I spilled water on it. So this is a comparison review of both scales. I had two EatSmart scales, so I was able to compare them side by side.

Accuracy: Both showed exactly the same weight to the gram, so I’m guessing they are each very, very accurate.

Appearance: A matter of taste, but to my eye the EatSmart tear drop shape is nicer looking. It’s also slightly cleaner looking. I notice that Ozeri has a different model that looks exactly like the the EatSmart model now at a slightly higher price point.

Price: This scale was 15 dollars when I bought it. Way cheaper than the 25 dollars I paid for the EatSmart.

Function: Both function well. As I said above, I killed my EatSmart by spilling (a lot of) water on it. Seems like it shouldn’t be quite that fragile, but it may just be the nature of the beast, so I’m not downrating it for that, but it’s something to note. The EatSmart display is slightly larger and may be a tad easier to read. The Ozeri has a couple of functions that the EatSmart does not: ml (which reads exactly the same as grams, so I don’t think that’s especially helpful) and lb/oz, which I think is helpful. The lb/oz would display 20 oz as 1lb 4oz instead of 1.25 pounds.

Both have automatic turn-off functions to preserve battery. The Ozeri turns off sooner than the EatSmart–sometimes a little too soon for me, but it’s not a big deal.

Durability: While the Ozeri looks cheaper, I think it’s actually slightly better designed. The function keys (Tare and Unit) are sealed and when you press them they always work. The function keys on the EatSmart are not sealed and they are designed in a way that when you press them sometimes you have to press them a couple of times to get them to function.

Bottom line: Both the Ozeri and the EatSmart work great. I think the Ozeri may be slightly more durable (but big caveat here because I’ve only had it for four months and haven’t spilled anything on it–I had my EatSmart for 1.5 years). To my eye the EatSmart is a nicer design. The Ozeri is way cheaper and has slightly more functionality.