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Huge Savings on American Lifetime Vibrating Roller

I wanted to share a great product that I received to try out, with you.  It is the American Lifetime vibrating foam roller.

This roller is fantastic.  It is great for workouts, massage and really helps me to relax my muscles.  It measures 17 inches and has 4 speeds.  It is rechargeable and great for working out.  When I took this roller out of the box, my son and his girlfriend both gasped because they practically live at the gym and both use foam rollers in their workouts.  My son's girlfriend has done some personal training and she loved the quality of this roller. You can see that the design is very different from your average foam roller.  It is designed to last and the performance of it is very good.  I love that I can adjust the speed of massage on the roller and the quick recharge is great.

Here is a demo of the different levels of vibration of the roller, as well as a look at the 3 dimensional surface.

Here are more specs on the roller:

INSTANT RELIEF - Four different vibratio…

5 Decorating Tips That Won't Break Your Budget

I like to change things up once in a while in my home, but sometimes I want to go for a whole new look.  We all know that decorating and redecorating can be costly, but with a little homework and a bit of imagination, you can transform the look of a room without breaking the bank!  Here are some tips to help you out!


Check out local thrift stores and yard sales.  There are so many great decorative items out there waiting to be found and re-purposed.  Better yet, check around your own home for pieces that can be re-purposed or moved to another room.  Got any boxes stored away with items you were saving?  Dig in and see if any can be used to give your room a new look.


Paint your room in a fun and creative way. Make your own wall art!  Discover your artistic side.  Make your own wall decor and framed art.  Use a printer to print out  great photos. Take nature shots and have them enlarged at your local photo shop. Not only will you give your home a …

Win Sbode Wireless Earbuds!(3 Winners) Summer Vibes Giveaway Hop Ends 7/31/18

Welcome to the Summer Vibes Hop! For this hop, The Review Wire and I are offering three winners a pair of 

Three readers will each receive a pair of Sbode IPX7 Wireless Earbuds (RV $24). See below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 7.31.18

All entries will be verified. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Entrants who have created social accounts purely for the purpose of entering Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win.

The winner will be chosen randomly through Giveaway Tools and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. The Review Wire/Chatty Patty’s Place is not responsible for shipment o…

I Feel Pretty Starring Amy Schumer Available on Blu-Ray and DVD July 17


Renee's life changes forever when she accidentally slips and falls in the laugh out loud comedy,I Feel Pretty, currently available on Digital and available on DVD and Blu-Ray™ on July 17, 2018 from STX films and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Filled with heart and humor from beginning to end, I Feel Pretty on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital comes packed with exciting bonus features including deleted scenes, a gag reel, and special features that take fans further into the hilarious and moving story.

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I loved this movie and love the message it conveys to love yourself for who you are. I laughed, I cried and I totally fell in love with this movie. …

5 Rules For Perfect Paella Like Tu Madre Used To Make

Traveling is amazing because it introduces us to things we’ve never tasted before. As soon as you land in Spain, it’s impossible not to get hooked by their national dish. The spices and the smells coming from the nearest kitchen are enough to make the taste buds burst. Muy bien, chicos. What isn’t very good are the attempts at recreating the dish back home. No matter how hard non-Spaniards try, it is never as good as the restaurant by the side of the road with an old woman as a chef.

La mujer skills are impressive, and a little bit annoying if truth be told. However, her days are numbered the secret is out. Paella how the locals do it is on the menu regardless of location. All you need are the five rules for success which can be found below.
However, heed this warning: with great power comes great responsibility. Understanding how to perfect this dish may result in rapid weight gain and the inability to speak English. In fact, you may eat that often that you’ll begin to turn into saffr…

Strange Things That Occur During Sleep

Do you ever feel like you're falling when you are sleeping?  Have you ever woken up in a dream just to realize you were still in a dream?  These strange sleep occurrences are not uncommon.  I wanted to find out why these things happen, so I decided to do a little research.

1. Why do people feel like they are falling when they are asleep?

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This is called hypnotic jerk and has to do with the transition between being asleep and and dreaming.  When you sleep, your body becomes paralyzed but you can sometimes start to dream before your body is in it's "off" mode.  If you are dreaming that you are falling at this cycle of sleep point, you may experience the feeling of actually falling.  This is more likely to occur when you are sleep deprived, stressed or over tired.

2. Why do people hear explosions in their sleep?

This is called "Exploding head syndrome" and although there is no pain associated with it, it can be terrifying.  People …

Finding The Best Car Insurance in New Jersey Is Full of Surprises…

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
Trying to find the best car insurance can be a trial. We all know the big car insurance brands: State Farm, Geico, Progressive, Allstate — but after browsing those sites, I’m never sure if I’m actually getting the best deals. So this time I used Clearsurance, and what I found totally caught me by surprise. All those household brands we all see advertised so often? They aren’t ranked very highly. Clearsurance, which is a website that collects reviews from people about their insurance company, uses the data it gathers to create unbiased rankings of car insurance companies, both by state and nationally for 2018. The detailed breakdown helps you compare companies and find coverage that’s actually the best deal for your location and driving history.
Once I got over my surprise, I decided to see what companies other consumers ranked as the best car insurance options in New Jersey and if my car insurer was rated highly by other consumers. …

NEW Crayola Take Note Writing Instruments are Perfect for Tweens and Teens

School will be starting before we know it and Crayola has a fun new colorful way for your tweens and teens to take notes this year.

Take Note! Washable Gel Pens and Erasable Highlighters will add fun to tedious note taking tasks. The gel pens are available in 6 ct. and 14 ct. packages.  The Erasable Highlighters are available in 6 ct. package.

I love using colorful pens and highlighters when I doodle, take notes and create letters and cards for family and friends.  They are a great way to express feelings, moods, and are perfect for accentuating.

Look for Take Note! products wherever Crayola products are sold and visit Crayola for more information. 

Take Note! Washable Gel Pens 6 ct.

Create vibrant art and notes with Take Note! washable gel pens from Crayola. Each washable gel color lays down smooth and streak-free with a cool click of these ergonomic, cushioned-gripped pens. Create colorful special effects with the washability you expect from Crayola®. Perfect for taking notes, art projec…

All of The Hottest Toys for 2018 Were On Display at #SweetSuite18

I was recently invited to attend Toy Insider's annual Sweet Suite event in New York City and I had such a fun time there.  I didn't want it to end. Read along and enjoy the fun!

The event started with a fun balloon arch entrance which told me that there was fun ahead!

As we entered into the event, we were lead to a balloon maze!  This maze lead to main doors of the event.  Check out my fun adventure through the maze which was created by Balloons Ink!

When I got out of the balloon maze, I was ready for more fun to begin!
I felt like a child again as I learned about and played with the newest and hottest toys of the year.  Be sure to watch all three videos so you can see some of the hottest toys of 2018 that are coming soon!

Check out these great toy demos!

Comment on the video which toys you look forward to and then enter to win a $10 Amazon GC!
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Comment on the video which toys you look forward to and then enter to win a $10 Amazon GC!
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6 Unexpectedly Cheap Asian Locations To Visit

While Asia is a popular destination for tourists, it’s fair to say that not all Asian countries are budget-friendly. In fact, visiting Japan is probably one of the most expensive experience for all travelers. With most travel books recommending an average of $225/day per person excluding flights to visit Tokyo, you can expect coming back with your credit card on fire – literally. However, it would be unfair to reject the opportunity to visit some of Asia’s most attractive and breathtaking locations because they are too expensive. After all, managing your expenses and keeping your costs low is what budget management is about. Ultimately, three elements determine your budget when you visit a foreign country, regardless of whether this is in Asia or elsewhere in the world: The cost of transportation, accommodation, and food are the significant factors that can push your budget over if you’re not careful. In other words, while you can’t eliminate these costs, how about considering suggest…