Must-Have For RV, Boat and Home


Furniture Pads: 162 Piece Variety Pack – Self Adhesive Felt Floor Protectors with Transparent Noise Bumpers
Furniture Pads: 162 Piece Variety Pack – Self Adhesive Felt Floor Protectors with Transparent Noise Bumpers

Every home, RV and sailboat needs this kit.

First off if you have cabinets that bang loudly when you try to close them, this kit has clear rubber or silicone tiny round bumpers that will silence your noisy cabinets. If you run out of those, just use some of the included round or square felt pieces.

On boats and RV's I use these felt pads to attach to the back of things I am attaching to walls and bulkheads so they ride there silently and not chafe or scrape the walls leaving an ugly mark when the RV or boat is moving. I have a big clock hung in my RV with these felt fads on back. I have pictures on the walls with these felt pieces on back. While driving the artwork may try to move and the felt keeps it riding silently as well as protecting the wall surface.

The legs on my table had metal on the bottom of them for carpet but when I switched to vinyl tile the metal legs were marking up the tiles. I stuck the round felt pads on the table legs solving that problem.

I hung a whimsical basket on the wall of my RV that holds many useful things but the back of the basket was curved and not flat. When I was driving the basket would swing a little left and right, and sometimes bang against the wall. But putting the big square felt pad on the rear of the basket, it now rides quietly and it can't mark or scar the wall.

In a regular sticks and brick house, these furniture pads are a must have if you have hardwood floors and furniture without the proper felt pads or if the old pads have worn out. Stick these on the bottom of chairs and other furniture and your furniture won't be able to ruin your floors.

If you have a good looking home and want to keep it that way, by all means you need these heavy duty felt pads. Also, if you don't like the way your cabinets or drawers bang shut, these pads will silence them as will the tiny round rubber bumpers.

Click here to see a variety of  Felt Pads


The BEST Broom For Everything Inside and Out

5 Years of Heavy Use and Still Going Strong Traveling In Motorhome Fulltime, February 16, 2016

Evriholder Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft.

Evriholder Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft.

Evriholder Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft.


This review is from: The BEST Broom For Everything Inside and Out, Perfect for a Motorhome, February 12, 2016

This review is from: Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft. (Misc.)

I have been using this broom inside and outside my motorhome for 2 years now.

AWESOME!

Just today the hose broke on the washing machine. I used the squeegee part of the broom to rapidly sweep the water out of the motorhome and down the steps.

Typically I use this broom daily for tidying up. It sweeps across the vinyl floors and the rugs. Amazingly fur and hair cling to the broom. Just pull it off and dispose. The broom will be clean again. It sweeps across throw rugs which is awesome in the winter. I can shake out a rug outdoors to remove dirt, then sweep it and be astounded at what the broom picks up.

This thing will sweep up wet leaves across concrete. If the broom get dirty, it hoses off super easy and fast. The telescoping handle is perfect.

It makes it easier to store and you can adjust the length perfectly for each job for ultimate comfort. I use a large 9 by 12 foot patio mat at the campsite. This broom sweeps off everything from pine needles to wet leaves. Nothing snags up this sweeper.

Once you switch to a rubber broom you will wonder how on earth you ever got along without one.

I searched stores everywhere and ended up ordering mine off Amazon. I don't know why these aren't sold everywhere. No other broom can compare.

Click here to buy your  Evriholder Furemover Broom with Squeegee made from 100% Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal,  Extends from 3 ft. to 6 ft.


BEST Compact Washing Machine Ever Made


Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer

Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer


I have been using this washing machine for 5 years now and I LOVE IT!

compact washing machine


First of all I have been living and traveling in a very small motorhome. I installed this washer when I found out that I would often be far from laundry facilities. My storage is tight, so I can't own many clothes, but I love clean clothes. Add to that I have towels, sheets, pet bedding and rugs to wash. Yes I wash my throw rugs in this one at a time.

RV washing machine


The hardest part is learning not to overload the washer and to use the correct amount of soap without using too much. In my case I use a Down ball softener to add plain white vinegar to the rinse load, This softens clothes and removes or reduces lint substantially. I don't like the stinky softeners, so that is why I use plain white vinegar.

rv washing machine


When I need to wash something that is heavy when wet like bluejeans, I just wash them alone or with one other light item. THe beauty is you can do back to back loads in this machine until you are caught up on laundry.

In my case, I quick connect my washer to my bathroom sink. I can use hot, cold or warm water. I prefer to wash in cold. I have these big super thick luxurious towels that are bath sheet size and very heavy when soaking wet and they are screaming red. Anyhow, I have been able to wash these in my machine with a few small hand towels (do not overload!) and then hang them up to dry. They are thick and super soft when air dried.

I don't have a dryer, and I hang dry all my washing. Sometimes outside, sometimes inside, depending on the campground I am parked in and their rules towards drying laundry.

My dog sleeps in a small fluffy dog bed, well it's made for a cat, but we don't tell him that, and it gets that doggy smell after a few months. So I wash it all by itself in the washer, then dry it outdoors in the sunshine and his bed is fluffy and odorless again.

Several pairs of my shoes are made for washing and going outdoors including two pairs of boots I own, ankle boots and knee boots. Both have been washed in this washer and come out beautiful ready to air dry and look new again.

I love the three settings on the water level. While I mostly use the high setting, I have been in a hurry to clean just one item and it's oh so handy that it has that one item water level.

I do most all my motorhome cleaning inside and out with microfiber rags. I wash these together with nothing else, just the microfiber rags together and nothing else. This makes these cleaning cloths last and last and last forever it seems. I always have a stack of cleaning microfiber cloths for mopping the floor, wiping down the shower, washing the mirrors and windows. So this machine has saved me a bundle of money because I am not wasting silly paper towels all the time.

I love this machine!

Incredibly it has bounced down many highways and bumpy holey roads yet it keeps on washing and turning out nice clean laundry. If I could give you words of advice NEVER overload this machine. Break up your loads into small ones until you get familiar with how it works. If you wear a lot of "heavy" clothes like flannel shirts and bluejeans, then do SMALL loads so this heavy stuff will get clean without upsetting the washer.

If my motorhome were on fire, I would grab the washing machine and run outside with it.


Haier HLP21N Pulsator 1-Cubic-Foot Portable Washer

Gourmet Delight Requiring No Refrigeration

Requires no refrigeration.

Perfect for on the go lifestyle of camping, travel, motorhome, RV's and any place you have tiny or no refrigeration but desire the luxury of Irish Creme in your coffee.

I ordered this as a birthday gift for my friend going camping in a van with a tiny fridge. This can be kept in the cupboard and requires no refrigeration yet the taste is awesome.

I forgot the read the fine print, this is 10 (yes ten!) pounds of creamer! Needless to say, ten pounds of creamer for a two week camping trip was a bit too much, but since he uses the stuff year round, it will get put to great use.

Alternatively, put some in the break room at work and watch the smiles on the coworkers as they get a little sip in their daily java.

For tiny home living with a gourmet twist, this fits the bill.

International Delight Irish Creme, 288 Count Single-Serve Coffee Creamers


International Delight Irish Creme, 288 Count Single-Serve Coffee Creamers

 International Delight Irish Creme, 288 Count Single-Serve Coffee Creamers

Excellent Backpack Not Just For Mothers and Babies, Perfect For Flying

This is an AWESOME backpack and it's not just for babies and mothers.

Wallaroo Diaper Bag Backpack with Stroller Straps, Wet Bag and Diaper Changing Pad - For Women and Men - BLACK - MEDIUM


It works terrific as a carryon bag with the airlines. It fits perfectly under the seat in front!

It also holds a ton of stuff in roomy pockets. Especially nice that it will hold a drink and a regular sized book in the outer pockets as wel as cell phone, wallet, glasses, keys, makeup, CPAP, toiletries, yes the CPAP fit in there too.

This is a pic of it packed for the airlines and it was a breeze to carry, wear on back and leave hands free. The fabric is super nice, it's very well stitched, no loose sewing, no loose threads, the zipper expertly installed.

This is a backpack for all occasions!

I gave it 5 stars because my friend used it for flying and LOVED it for its quality and versatility.


Wallaroo Diaper Bag Backpack with Stroller Straps, Wet Bag and Diaper Changing Pad - For Women and Men - BLACK - MEDIUM 

 Wallaroo Diaper Bag Backpack with Stroller Straps, Wet Bag and Diaper Changing Pad - For Women and Men - BLACK - MEDIUM



A Gigantic Sturdy Hammock For Serious Outdoor Fun

This has to be the most comfortable hammock ever made!
MalloMe XL Double Parachute Camping Hammock - Tree Portable with Max 1000 lbs Breaking Capacity - Lightweight Carabiners and Ropes Included For Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Travel, Beach, Yard, 125" x 79"

I searched and researched all over Amazon and elsewhere in search of the perfect hammock that could travel, withstand rain, was washable and made for heavy duty use with generous sizing. This one fit the bill hands down like none other.

It seems all hammocks no matter the size are advertised as a double. But this doesn't mean you should put 2 in it! This one is so generous, you can lay down in it, then use the sides to fold up over you to keep out others. No kdding, you can fold up the sides to keep out bugs and bird poop. Yepper I was hit with bird poop, but it wiped right off of me and the hammock.

I sit in it sideways and swing it like a gigantic weightless rocker. Oh my gosh is that heaven on earth. I also stretch out in it and wonder if I will ever climb out again to visit mother earth. There is plenty of room to climb in with your favorite pillow. I like that the bag is sewed to the side of the hammock. I can tuck a book in it or my water flask or both. Mostly I don't need it for either because I am swinging away or snoozing.

The fabric seems very sturdy. The colors are ultra pleasing. The ropes that come with it are OK, if you like to play with knots all day and have perfectly spaced trees but I use mine with Hammock Straps (Set of 2), Sahara Sailor Hammock Tree Hanging Straps 1400+ LBS Heavy Duty Non-Stretch Suspension System Kit (12kN Aluminum Carabiners Set Included).

Hammock Straps (Set of 2), Sahara Sailor Hammock Tree Hanging Straps 1400+ LBS Heavy Duty Non-Stretch Suspension System Kit (12kN Aluminum Carabiners Set Included).


The MalloMe hammock came with carabiners and so did the straps I bought extra, so now I have extras in case I need them.

I wouldn't put two adults in this hammock, get them their own hammock. Yes, you can put two adults in it for some serious snuggling. Also very comfortable for parent and child or a baby laying on your belly.

Two adults or several children can sit in it sideways, with their feet hanging out like a chair and just swing back and forth. It feels awesome! While mine appears to be several feet off the ground, once I am in it, I am only about foot off the ground. I have short legs, so I need to be low so I can get out again. One way to get out if you are laying down, is to put one leg on one side and the other leg on the other side. Then reach forward with both arms and scoot up towards the end until you are able to stand up.

I've had my hammock out camping and I've got it set up now where I live. It is heavenly. I can happily waste hours in it. If you have a family, you may need to buy several of these!

MalloMe XL Double Parachute Camping Hammock - Tree Portable with Max 1000 lbs Breaking Capacity - Lightweight Carabiners and Ropes Included For Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Travel, Beach, Yard, 125" x 79"

Super Tight Lid, Open It a Little to Get it To Snap on Tightly

These are nice water tight and air tight lids.

They fit the 20 ounce Yeti style vacuum insulated tumblers, but they do not fit the 30 ounce ones. So make sure you know which size you need before ordering.

Having 3 lids, means you never have to hunt one down or if you have multiple containers it will fit them all. The best lid, because it makes the tumbler spill proof.

WINOMO 3pcs 20 oz Tumbler Lids Spillproof Splash Resistant for Yeti Rambler Rtic Ozark

WINOMO 3pcs 20 oz Tumbler Lids Spillproof Splash Resistant for Yeti Rambler Rtic Ozark

Realistic and Whimsical

Cruise Ship Porthole Peel 'N Place 12" x 15"

I bought this in 2013 to stick on the outside of my motorhome. As of 2017, it is just now starting to show heavy use. It has been on the outside under the awning, so many times when parked, it has the benefit of shade. 

I am including a picture of it, how it looks 4 years later. 

Being that I spent a quarter century working on boats afloat around the Caribbean, it was stuck up there as a temporary memory for me to enjoy. I am surprised it has lasted this long!

I hope they have found a way to improve the shipping by now. At the time I bought mine in 2013, it arrived with a huge crease in it! Yikes! It took weeks to flatten out the crease so I could stick it up and use it. 

I just wish they included a half dozen of these in the package rather than just one. But if you need some whimsy and fun in your life, I have enjoyed this immensely. 


Beistle Cruise Ship Porthole Peel 'N Place 12" x 15" Sh 1/Pkg

Top 5 Tiny House Books


Tiny House Living is a classic book on the subject, and the No. 1 best seller on Amazon. It
focuses on the tiniest of homes, 400 square feet or under. It includes tons of gorgeous, full
page, color photographs to inspire and show just how many designs are available for building
tiny homes. The homes featured in this book are both trailers and stationary buildings. In
addition to providing great inspiration in the form of photos, this book uses case studies to
discuss some of the important points that attract people to the tiny home lifestyle, including
voluntary simplicity, turning away from consumer culture, as well as aesthetics and design. Tiny
House Living is a long book at 170 pages and is an excellent resource for ideas, discussion and
inspiration.
Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet Paperback – July 14, 2014 by Ryan Mitchell


Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger is another inspiring title and makes a great conversation starter. The author focuses on homes under 1,000 square feet and features modular and prefab homes from all over the world, ranging from tree houses to floating homes and everything in between. The author challenges you to explore the concept of “microgreen living” and challenge yourself to find ways for you to live a “greener” life, using the case studies in this book as inspiration.

Tiny Houses Hardcover – March 24, 2009 by Mimi Zeiger  (Author)


The Big Tiny is a different kind of tiny house book. This is a memoir, the story of how author Dee Williams came to re-evaluate her life and priorities after a near-death experience, and eventually found peace through building and moving in to an 84-square-foot house. The book comes highly recommended with reviewers mentioning how funny, heart-warming and inspiring it is, not to mention well written. If you look through the review section on Amazon you will see how this story has changed peoples lives and set them on a path to finding greater simplicity in their own lives. This book is not heavy on photographs and does not talk about how to design, build or decorate a tiny house, but if you are looking for a great story that encompasses the tiny house lifestyle, this is the book for you.
The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir Hardcover – April 22, 2014 by Dee Williams (Author)


Tiny Homes on the Move takes a good look at all of the different styles of tiny houses that are mobile and invite their owners to travel. It includes vans, camper shells, house trucks, buses, trailers, cycles, sailboats and houseboats. These kinds of tiny homes tend to be more practical and accessible than some of the highly designed, architectural models that are the focus of many tiny house books. Homes on wheels or in the water represent freedom, movement, and a lifestyle full of travel and adventure. These homes tend to be much smaller, with many as small as 100 sq feet or less. The extreme small size forces an even more stringent approach to minimalism and functional space saving design. This book is heavy on photographs and is great for inspiration and wanderlust!

Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water (The Shelter Library of Building Books) Paperback – May 20, 2014 by Lloyd Kahn  (Author)

Tiny Homes, Simple Shelter is another classic title by Lloyd Kahn, focusing on 150 individual homes that were built by their owners as an alternative to rents, mortgages and overpriced homes. This book is very heavy on photos, with over 1,300 full color pictures of homes on land, on wheels, on water, and in trees. It also features other kinds of small buildings such as studios, saunas, garden sheds and greenhouses. Along with the photos are stories, thoughts and inspirations shared by the builders and homeowners. This book has been around for almost 40 years now, and is a classic among the Tiny House community.

Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter (The Shelter Library of Building Books) Paperback – January 24, 2012

Awesome Salad Tossing and Serving Spoons

Kikkerland Rockin Wooden Spoons, Set of 2
I  bought these as a wedding gift for a professional guitar player who loves to cook. They said no gifts on the invitation, but knowing they love guitar memorabilia I figured a little gift wouldn't hurt. They loved them!

These are perfect for tossing up a salad and serving with same. They can be used to serve any dish, hot or cold.

They come a bit rough, but can be made beautifully durable by applying mineral oil  in several light coats over several days, before using. Just coat in mineral oil, wipe off excess then wait 24 hours, add another coat and do this for about a week. Well worth the wait! They will be handsome and durable for years to come.

By the way, these are not for the dishwasher. Hand wash and towel dry then let them finish air drying after each use. The mineral oil adds a layer of protection.

They also look great on the wall as kitchen decor. Just use 2 brass coffee mug hooks at the base of each one. They can still be removed for every day use.

Kikkerland Rockin Wooden Spoons, Set of 2


People Who Abandoned Their Tiny Homes

Living in tiny homes was much harder than these people realized
by MEGAN WILLETT

Living in tiny homes was much harder than these people realized by MEGAN WILLETT


Read the PDF file here. 




A Lot of Bang For Your Buck



Hotechs MP3 Player / MP4 Player, MP3 Music Player,Hotechs (16G-Purple)

This player is beautiful in a vivid purple color. My picture just doesn't do it justice.

The earbuds are also purple with comfy silicone ear pieces. The cord is sturdy and non-tangling.

Included is the 16gb card which is huge, enough to have several weeks worth of music without repeats.

The dynamic screen is bright and clear. Pictures show up crisp, not blurry.

The instructions for the player are a bit cumbersome, but there is enough info to get you rocking and rolling.

This player is for those of us who don't need internet complications but just want the simplicity of playing our tunes. I plugged this player into active speakers (powered by electricity) and the sound quality was outstanding.

You get a lot of bang for your buck with this jewel of a player.

Hotechs
MP3 Player / MP4 Player, MP3 Music Player,Hotechs (16G-Purple) 

A Fun Gift For Easter Baskets and Egg Hunts

BESTOYARD Toy Filled Easter Eggs for Children 24 Pack, Includes Easter Sticker and Random Toys

Arrived beautifully packaged in a box, nothing broken. Each eggs has a plastic band around it. Not sure a child can get the plastic off or not without a knife, so you may want to remove that first

The egg opens and closes. It fits nice and snug.

Inside there is cute little toy is in a plastic wrapper inside each egg. There is room to add a candy or two if you desire. The toys are tiny, so these are not for toddlers that are still putting everything in their mouths whether edible or not.
BESTOYARD Toy Filled Easter Eggs for Children 24 Pack, Includes Easter Sticker and Random Toys

These are fabulous for home use, but if you use them at an outdoor public Easter Egg Hunt, the plastic wrappers around the egg and the toys inside may be problematic as garbage strewn around when kids open them up removing outer and inner plastic wrap.

A sheet of stickers is included for decorating eggs. You can use the stickers on boiled colored eggs or just give the sheet to children for decorating their personal style.

BESTOYARD Toy Filled Easter Eggs for Children 24 Pack, Includes Easter Sticker and Random Toys
Shop for Easter Eggs. 

Small Powerful Digital Antenna

Fxexblin Indoor HDTV Antenna 50 Miles Range TV HD Antenna with Amplifier Signal Booster Upgraded Version-13 ft Coax Cable



This arrived in time for my friend who is going on a long vacation in his millennium camper van that has the old style analog TV roof antenna but inside is an upgraded HDMI TV.

Fxexblin Indoor HDTV Antenna 50 Miles Range TV HD Antenna with Amplifier Signal Booster Upgraded Version-13 ft Coax Cable

This Flexbin antenna arrived in a nice neat box with a separate booster and a page of unique instructions. We were skeptical because the antenna was so lightweight and floppy. Included were attached red peel and stick tape for permanent mounting.

After testing this out, we discovered this is a powerful antenna. We were pulling in 58 stations including some that are broadcast from antennas over 70 miles away. We are located in Florida which is mostly a pretty flat state.

We tested it out in my old motorhome so my friend could see how it works before he set it up in his camper van. I have an analog antenna on my roof with an aftermarket  UHF booster that brings in digital channels.

We scanned the TV with my roof antenna which brought in 61 channels.
We disconnected that roof antenna, then rescanned the TV with NO antenna, Now got only 5 channels.

Next we hooked up the Flexblin Indoor HDTV antenna. My motorhome has a metal frame, so we placed the Flexbin indoors next to  a window that was more or less in the direction of where most of the TV stations have their broadcast antennas. We did not hook up the included booster, but we scanned the TV stations again picking up only 5 channels (same as no antenna. )
Fxexblin Indoor HDTV Antenna 50 Miles Range TV HD Antenna with Amplifier Signal Booster Upgraded Version-13 ft Coax Cable

Fxexblin Indoor HDTV Antenna 50 Miles Range TV HD Antenna with Amplifier Signal Booster Upgraded Version-13 ft Coax Cable

58 Channels next:
We hooked the included booster to the Flexbin by attaching the cable from the Flexbin antenna to the booster, then the booster to the TV. We plugged the USB that powers the booster. A red light will come on the booster to let you know it's powered up. There is no on/off for the booster. Just unplug it if you want it off.

Bingo! We scanned the TV again and now we got 58 channels. This is remarkably impressive as my much higher roof mounted antenna only picked up 3 more antennas.

This diminutive antenna is perfect for tiny home living as well as motorhomes, RV's and boats.

Fxexblin Indoor HDTV Antenna 50 Miles Range TV HD Antenna with Amplifier Signal Booster Upgraded Version-13 ft Coax Cable


Heaven on Earth 4 Years Later and Still Holding Up Beautifully

Dreamfoam Bedding Latex Mattress

Dreamfoam Bedding Latex Mattress
I have medical problems and ordered the softest mattress they could build. That is what is so cool about this company, they build to order. They asked my weight and which side I slept on and so on. The mattress came quickly, it was rolled up severely. Luckily I hauled it inside the motorhome and got it into place before opening the wrapper. It expanded super quickly!

It appeared to be fully "inflated" but by the next day, it was even thicker.  It is beautiful!  The quality of the mattress cover was A+.

I feel like a kitten curled up to mama cat in this bed. It alleviated MANY of my achy problems. You will NOT need any box springs for this because my bed lays on a hard platform with no box springs at all.  I also have an electric  mattress warmer on top of it followed by a thin mattress pad, next a 2 inch mattress topper then the sheets. I seriously wanted some comfort from my achy joints and relieve the pressure points on my other medical problems to prevent bed sores.  I use the mattress warmer when it is chilly at night.

This mattress is GREAT. It arrived odor free and does not get hot nor cold. I also use my bed to sit up in to watch TV and it is super soft like an expensive sofa.  I sleep better and feel better. When I am in pain, I can go lay down and feel wonderful again.

LATEX is the way to go.  I did tons of research on mattresses before settling on this one.  I am VERY happy with this mattress. As I write this review, I have slept on my bed every night for 8 months. Even if I trade my motorhome, my mattress is going with me!

People thought I was nuts to mailorder my mattress, but after doing my research, I settled on LATEX.
I was pleased with what I read about this company and took my chances with a prayer. I am super glad I did.

BarCode Scanner Perfect For Small Business

Inateck USB Barcode Scanner Wired Handheld 1D Barcode Scanner - Black



I own this. It works beautifully with my current  Windows 7 operating system. It will work on many newer systems, but I was super pleased it worked on mine.

The User Guide came with this. Keep the User Guide. Do not throw out. English instructions at the beginning of the booklet were surprisingly clear.

Plug and Play works fine.
Just insert it into the USB port, give it time to quickly set up the software, then it's ready to use.

To give it a quick test run, I opened up notepad, left my curser in notepad, then scanned a few products to make sure it was reading correctly. It worked beautifully.

I am happy, this is perfect for your business.

Inateck USB Barcode Scanner Wired Handheld 1D Barcode Scanner - Black

Inateck USB Barcode Scanner Wired Handheld 1D Barcode Scanner - Black


Inateck USB Barcode Scanner Wired Handheld 1D Barcode Scanner - Black


Inateck USB Barcode Scanner Wired Handheld 1D Barcode Scanner - Black

Plus Size Retro Swim Dress

Can easily be a summer dress for dancing, twirling, spinning especially since it's a one piece suit. not a two piece. The bow in front is sewed on separately and has to be tied very securely to stay tied. The empire (high waisted) solid colored band is separately sewn in, so tying the bow is for mere decoration and doesn't change the sizing in any way.
Women's One Piece Sailor Striped Bathing Suit Plus Size Cover up Swimdress

In the picture I have included with this review,  the model is 200 pounds, 5 feet 4 inches tall with a 47 inch bust, the size ordered was IT50/US16. The model has an oval egg shaped body with belly. Cute as can be and very flattering.

Loved it all around but the product description at top of page said One Piece and in the middle listing read boy short bottom. So we didn't know whether we were getting a one piece or two piece bathing suit. We were hoping for a two piece, but it's a one piece.

If the vendor would offer this suit in both options (one piece) or with two pieces (boy shorts and dancing swim dress) I think it would be a huge hit all around for fluffy women who want to feel and look great.

We sadly had to return it, because it was one piece and not two.

If a one piece suits you, then give it a try, it's adorable!

Women's One Piece Sailor Striped Bathing Suit Plus Size Cover up Swimdress

Women's One Piece Sailor Striped Bathing Suit Plus Size Cover up Swimdress

Danify Plus Size Bathing Suits 


Great Jumper Cables For Most Typical Uses with Nice Compact Storage Box with Handle

TOPDC UL-Listed 8 Gauge 160AMP 12 Feet Heavy Duty Battery Jumper Cables (8Ga x 12Ft)


TOPDC UL-Listed 8 Gauge 160AMP 12 Feet Heavy Duty Battery Jumper Cables (8Ga x 12Ft)


If you have a small truck or SUV or  a  mid sized car, these 8 gauge cables are going to be perfect for your personal needs. They come in a nice neat compact sturdy box with a handle for easy compact storage between uses. The 12 foot length is going to work out fine in most cases. 

Two important things to know when shopping for booster cables:

The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the cable. The second is look for UL-Listed or UL-Listing as that  is of prime importance. 

UL is an acronym for Underwriters' Laboratories (used especially on labels for electrical appliances approved by this nonprofit safety-testing organization).

UL Listing means that UL has tested representative samples of the product and determined that it meets UL’s requirements. These requirements are based primarily on UL’s published and nationally recognized Standards for Safety.

Heavy jumper cables will conduct more electricity.  However, sometimes it's prudent after hooking up a battery for jumping, to just wait 5 minutes to let the dead battery get a charge going off the donor
battery before starting the car with the dead battery. 

If you run into somebody needing help that has a  jumbo sized SUV, truck or car, and you have smaller gauge cables, you can probably still help them out by waiting 5 minutes after the batteries are hooked up to send some charge over from your donor battery (with engine running) to their dead battery. After 5 minutes they can try to start their dead battery and typically this will work. 



TOPDC UL-Listed 8 Gauge 160AMP 12 Feet Heavy Duty Battery Jumper Cables (8Ga x 12Ft)

TOPDC UL-Listed 8 Gauge 160AMP 12 Feet Heavy Duty Battery Jumper Cables (8Ga x 12Ft)

Water Quality Meter

Boboai Digital Aid Professional Quality Water Test Meter. TDS, EC and Temperature Meter. 0-9990ppm. Accurate and Reliable Water Test Meter. Ideal For Drinking Water, Aquariums, Ponds.

Boboai Digital Aid Professional Quality Water Test Meter. TDS, EC and Temperature Meter. 0-9990ppm. Accurate and Reliable Water Test Meter. Ideal For Drinking Water, Aquariums, Ponds.


High TDS results in undesirable taste which could be salty, bitter, or metallic. It could also indicate the presence of toxic minerals. The EPA's recommended maximum level of TDS in water is 500mg/L (500ppm)

TDS is acronym is for Total Dissolved Solids
PPM is acronym for Parts Per Million
EC is acronym for Electrical Conductivity

The instructions that arrive with this meter are vague. The enclosed case for the meter is handy for protecting the meter when not in use.

Boboai Digital Aid Professional Quality Water Test Meter. TDS, EC and Temperature Meter. 0-9990ppm. Accurate and Reliable Water Test Meter. Ideal For Drinking Water, Aquariums, Ponds.


I did not realize the battery was not installed and there was nothing on the meter or the instructions to indicate where the battery was housed. Typically products shipped with a battery have a tabbed protective plastic liner inserted to prevent the battery making contact until the liner is pulled away. I took off the caps on both ends of the meter and couldn't figure out where the removable tab for the  battery was supposed to be.

The instructions did not indicate where the battery was installed. Removing the top I could see a tiny piece of metal and what looked like the skinny end of an electronic board. Finally I found the battery jammed in the bottom of the black case housing the meter and a tiny piece of paper with vague instructions. I was relieved to find it stuck down there. Now I had to figure out how and where to install it through trial and error. I delicately inserted it next to the metal tab and the meter didn't work, I tried it the other way and it did finally work. I was worried about accidentally touching the electronic board or breaking the meter.

I have included a picture that shows the battery installed in the top of the meter.

Boboai Digital Aid Professional Quality Water Test Meter. TDS, EC and Temperature Meter. 0-9990ppm. Accurate and Reliable Water Test Meter. Ideal For Drinking Water, Aquariums, Ponds.


So yes, the battery is included look for it jammed in the bottom of the case.

From other websites featuring similar meters, I found out the bottom cap is for storage and protection only, not to be used for scooping out water to test.  For best results, use a  large clean cup  so there is a larger volume of water that will be tested.

Turn the meter on.

Remove the cap from the bottom of the meter. Swirl the bottom inch of  the meter in the water. Do not let water get above the cap line. The numbers will run up and down, when they stop, hit the hold button so the number will remain constant while you find a place to write this down.

To ensure a long lifespan of your product, the TDS/EC sensors should be stored dry. Remove battery if you use the meter infrequently. (This is true for any battery operated product.) You can install the battery again when you are ready to use it. It will fit in the bottom of the enclosed case as I found out.

Total dissolved solids (TDS) are the total weight of all solids (minerals, salts or metals) that are dissolved in a given volume of water expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/L), or in parts per million (PPM). The lower the TDS level in the water, the more efficiently your body's cells actually get hydrated by the water that you drink. The higher the TDS levels in the water, the greater the probability of harmful contaminants that can pose health risks or hinder the absorption of water molecules on the cellular level. 17 PPM of TDS = 1 grain of hardness.

You will have to do your own research further to decide what the numbers mean for your particular use whether it is testing your drinking water or aquarium or hydroponic garden etc.

Great Water Quality Meter but the included instructions about use, safety, storage and battery location could be drastically improved.

Boboai Digital Aid Professional Quality Water Test Meter. TDS, EC and Temperature Meter. 0-9990ppm. Accurate and Reliable Water Test Meter. Ideal For Drinking Water, Aquariums, Ponds.

Molle, EDC, Murse Explained

This bag is extremely well made with lots of nifty pockets inside and out. It fits on belts or attaches to a backpack. It's universal design is suitable for men or women (though there is not a separate a shoulder strap).
Boboai Tactical Molle Pouch EDC Utility Gadget 1000D Nylon Belt Waist Bag Pack with Cell Phone Holster Holder

In case you are wondering, MOLLE is an acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment and EDC is Everyday Carry. This bag makes a great MURSE (man-purse).

For me this makes a nifty bike bag to snap on to the handlebars of my bicycle. I have no car, I am eco friendly, using my bicycle to run errands.

Boboai Tactical Molle Pouch EDC Utility Gadget 1000D Nylon Belt Waist Bag Pack with Cell Phone Holster Holder


The outside fabric is sturdy like canvas, the inside is lined also with a smooth fabric. All the stitching is tight and neat with no loose threads dangling off it.

At the top of the bag are two zippered compartments. One had a mesh side pocket the second one had a pocket made with lining material. Outside are two pockets, one big enough for a phone the other long and slender for a pen or stylus. The flip side has multiple straps sewn across for attaching more gadgets.
Boboai Tactical Molle Pouch EDC Utility Gadget 1000D Nylon Belt Waist Bag Pack with Cell Phone Holster Holder

The two straps on the back of the bag with snaps are perfect for attaching to a bicycle or stroller or wheel chair.

In my case, I use these straps to  snap the bag to the handlebars of my Day 6 bicycle for sightseeing. I can carry my phone, camera and dog treats in it for my little doggy who rides with me.
Boboai Tactical Molle Pouch EDC Utility Gadget 1000D Nylon Belt Waist Bag Pack with Cell Phone Holster Holder

Boboai Tactical Molle Pouch EDC Utility Gadget 1000D Nylon Belt Waist Bag Pack with Cell Phone Holster Holder


Padded Folding Headphones


The coolest thing about these headphones is that they offer both bluetooth and wired connections. I find this extremely handy.

There are many times I just want to listen to the  stereo or laptop without wasting the battery life by using bluetooth.

I live in a small efficient motorhome and I currently have a friend traveling with me. I love music, they love TV.  Having headphones around is perfect harmoniousness.

These headphones come with round ear muffs, our other headphones are oval. We were divided on the ear phones. They prefer oval ones, I found these round ones quite comfy.

I've even used them laying down on my side and they were amazingly comfortable. While most people don't use padded ear phones laying down sideways, these worked out amazingly well.

As a bonus these fold up to take up less space when not in use.

Perfect for tiny home living.

FX-Victoria Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headset, White and Red

FX-Victoria Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headset, White and Red

Unique Adjustable Straps Are A Cut Above The Rest


These adjustable  hammock straps are rather ingenious. For starters they're rated for 2,000 pounds.

The straps are reflective at night. The band is simply looped around a tree, then the other end has multiple eyes sewed in so you can decide exactly where to place the carabineer hook  Many campgrounds allow straps on 12 inch diameter or larger trees. Some provide hammock poles, but they are never the exact size you need, especially if you are using trees.

Why waste time trying to remember how to properly tie knots to get the hammock at the perfect height, when you can use these straps to quickly adjust the hammock multiple times until you get it just perfect.

The kit comes complete with 2 adjustable straps, 2 heavy duty carabineers, instructions and a nifty bag to keep it all in between uses.

As a motorhome dweller, these have numerous uses besides just hammocks. Sometimes I need to anchor my awning in gusty winds, these make short work of that feature. Anytime you need 1 or 2 adjustable straps in a hurry to hold something, these can be put to use quickly.



Sahara Sailor Hammock Straps W Heavy Duty Carabiners Easy Setup Super Strength Fits All Hammocks (Set of 2)

Sahara Sailor Hammock Straps W Heavy Duty Carabiners Easy Setup Super Strength Fits All Hammocks (Set of 2)

Sahara Sailor Hammock Straps W Heavy Duty Carabiners Easy Setup Super Strength Fits All Hammocks (Set of 2)

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