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Detangling Jewelry Hack




I was getting ready for church today and I had a necklace in mind that I wanted to wear. I opened the drawer that holds my jewelry and looked in the little pockets for the necklace, only to find that it had become entangled with other necklaces and chains in the same pocket. I struggled for a few minutes trying in vain to detangle to mess, only to eventually have to give up and select a different necklace and hurry on my way.



I had heard that you could use baby powder to help with detangling knots in chains so I thought it might help with this proble as well. I got a plate with an edge and my container of baby powder and sprinkled the powder liberally over the knotted chains. I moved them around in the powder  so that they were all coated, then used a long pin to gently pull on them to ease them apart. This requires a little patience and good eyesight to accomplish the task. It took me about 5 minutes to detangle the knot and straighten out all of the chains- 2 of which had knots in them as well. I then gave them all a gentle cleaning and separated them for storage in the jewelry drawer. Task accomplished.





Girl of Stone by Norma Hinkens

Girl of Stone

I just finished the book Girl of Stone by Norma Hinkens and it was every bit as good as the first book in the series, Girl of Fire (The Expulsion Project Book 1).

Ms Hinkens has a flair for setting a scene that draws you in as though you were sitting right in the middle of the action, every bit a part of what is going on. Her style is very easy to read and very hard to put down. Many times I found myself saying “Oh gosh, is it 3:00 AM already?” The characters, Trattora and Velkan, are believable and sometimes show their vulnerability, reminding me of what had brought them to where they are now. I hate to say too much in case you haven’t already read the first book. If you haven’t, definitely read it first! Then grab this one! Then you’re stuck along with the rest of us until Norma gets done with Girl of Blood, the final installment in the Espulsion Project Series. I sure hope she’s got something in the works for us once that’s been released. She can’t crank them out fast enough for me!

Ozeri BP5K Digital Blood Pressure Monitor




My husband has been dealing with cancer and its after effects for almost 5 years now. One thing he does on a daily basis is to take his blood pressure. He has to take meds to control it and the way they work, one med keeps the blood pressure up while the other med keeps the heart rate down. He can tell if his numbers are off at all and he keeps track of his numbers in case he has to let the doctor know of a situation. We’ve used a regular cuff Blood pressure monitor for a number of years but I used a wrist style monitor at the doctor’s office and decided we should give that a try. I got the Ozeri BP5K Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with Voice-Guided Positioning and Hypertension Indicator.It comes with a hard case to keep it in and a small booklet with directions for usage.


The wrist cuff is easy to slip on any wrist and the monitor is voice guided, so it tells you what is going on. For instance, when you turn it on, it lets you know when to move your arm and what position to put it in. If it isn’t placed right you are notified and asked to reposition it. This takes a bit of patience and learning to get this down correctly. If you don’t position your arm correctly you won’t get a good reading. The voice portion is clear and loud and is accompanied by large, backlit numerical readings. It gives you enough time to read the numbers before going dark. It also stores the numbers, which is handy for reporting to your doctor. It can tell you if you have dangerous levels that could indicate hypertension or arrhythmia.


The Ozeri BP5K Digital Blood Pressure Monitor  takes some practice to get accurate readings so I would not suggest depending on it solely until you are quite comfortable with it. Other than that, it’s a very well made and nice  looking unit with great visibility, which I really liked!



Ozeri BP5K Digital Blood Pressure Monitor can be found online at:


I received this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.




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