New Toy! EVO RV headset

I went to a party this past Saturday and tried to win this puppy. I guess I’m late to the party, as be never seen this headset before this past Saturday.

I did win something, btw,  I won a Micheal Kors clutch instead. Worth $108, so I shouldn’t complain. 😉

Alas’I kept thinking about this headset though, so yesterday I went  out and bought it. It’s very easy to use!

You just download an App, then slide your phone in the back part, and you are ready for your virtual reality expirence.

It feels like you are in a planetarium. 🌌

You can watch Videos, YouTube,etc.

Oh! And if you are thinking this would cost a lot of money, Nope! $14.99 at Walmart.

The Fresh Market grocer

Keeping it healthy. Well, sorta. 😉

We stopped at this grocery store called Fresh Market. Not to be confused with World Market.
To balance out that fast food earlier, (which made me sick, unfortunately) I picked up some fresh fruit, Greek salad, blueberry kifer, almond brittle and raspberry pillow cookies for a snack.  So yea, sorta healthy?!

Total cost was $37.80

So it’s not the cheapest store in the world. But everything was so fresh! 

Our hotel has breakfast included, so I’m looking forward to coffee, waffles and eggs. 

 I’m not sure where we are going for lunch tomorrow. Definitely not fast food though. 😉

Hydroluxe Gel Review

I recieved this Hydroluxe Gel pillow a couple weeks ago. I was pretty excited. 
It’s a standard size pillow and runs for $59

A bit steep, if you ask me. 

However, I think you get to a point in your life where you simply can’t put a price tag on comfort. 

Aka’, your sleep!

But for the price tag, it better be life changing! Right?

I’ve been eyeing these pillow for the past few years. They usually have them on display at places like Costcos, and Sams Club. 

I would walk past them, rubbing my hand over their coolness. No pun intended. 😉
I use to do the same thing with those temperpedic pillows that were all the rage a decade ago. 
And yes, broke down and bought one of those overpriced pillows too. 

A darn shame the cat peed on it shortly after. 

They are VERY absorbent!
Moving right along…
Pillow claims: With an exclusive blend of phase change material on one side and cooling Hydraluxe Gel on the other, the Hydraluxe Gel Dual-Sided Cooling Pillow meets your unique temperature needs by consistently transferring heat away as you sleep.
Pros: Yes, there is absolutely no sweating or Bed head while using this pillow. In fact, you may even have a bit of trouble falling a sleep, due to the cold feeling against your head and face..
So, it does keep your head cool throughout the night. 

I also found that it helped with my adult acne. 

Ironically, my face started clearing up after a few consecutive nights using the pillow.

That was a plus!
Cons: Like mentioned, it took me an extra 20-30 minuets to fall asleep each night.

Perhaps in the summer it may be different. We will see. 

I would also like to note that I am strictly a side sleeper. And this pillow is quite stiff, making it hard to cozy up with.

I also sleep with one arm under the pillow, which made my arm also cold. Very cold! 

The first night I used it I had a kink in my neck by morning. It’s a firmer pillow, much like the temperpedic ones. No curves in this pillow though. 
All in all, I think this pillow would be better suited for a back sleeper. Maybe a tummy sleeper. Providing you don’t have any preexisting bank issues, as your back will be slightly arched due to the firmness and height of the pillow.

It comes like this. A very thin cotton zippered pillow case which holds the pillow, which also has a thin net-like covering. I slept on it like this the first week, then added another pillow case over it to ‘cool things down’

Please drop a comment if you have this pillow. Id love to hear your personal thoughts on it. 😉

My Quest for Good Shoes

For the past year I have been on the quest for a specific kind of shoe. A cute comfortable one!
After years of abusing my feet in pretty, yet impracticle shoes, I went in for a podiatrist appointment. Doctor man told me that I had Plantar Fashitis in my left foot. And prescribed me some pain reliever, as it had really been hurting.

The doctor then bandaged up my foot in a block of gauze and tape, making a make-shift arch support.
He then told me to not take a shower for the next week, and then come back in a week to have it removed. He then told me to switch over to athletic shoes full time. Nikes, to be specific.

I hate athletic shoes! *sigh*
The last time I had owned a pair I was a teenager. At the gym I wore Barefoot’s. Which turns out, are horrible for your feet. Disputes their claim.

I wanted to be a good patient. So when I got home, I cut the make-shift cast thing off my foot, tossed it I the trash can, and hopped in the shower.
Then I went to the shoe store and bought a hot pink pair of Nikes.
He told me to size up, in the event that I decided to get a pair of fancy orthopedic insoles for them. Which I did…

I wore them home and was amazed how comfy they actually were. 
While in the shoe store I tried on some Air Jordan’s, Coaches, and New Balance sneakers. But none of them were as comfortable then the ‘sized up’ Nikes. 

So I got home and started looking on eBay for other Nikes. Cheaper ones in different colors. Dual Fusions have the best arch support I have found. Nikes are anywhere from $74- $199 YIKES!
But by the end of the month I had Nikes in pink, blue, and yellow. Along with a black pair of vintage Filas, that are almost as comfy as my Nikes. Almost. 😉

But then I had a dilemma hit me smack in the face.

Church. 😐 Date-Night. 😐
What on earth would I wear with my skirts and dresses?  My pretty clothes.

Sneakers just look awful, in my opinion.
I don’t even think Keds look good with denim skirts. Although I know many other ladies seem to think so.

So I decided to cave  and I bought a pair of high arch insoles and placed them in my cute old school flats. This is done at the doctors office. They take your bare feet and place them in a mold. Then hand make special PVC insoles that are suppose to fit in just about any shoe.
They were okay, but they made my shoes feel a bit too tight.  I’m glad I have them though. 
The following week inwent to Walmart and bought a good ol’ pair of Dr. Scholl’s sandals. They are very similar to the ones that my mother use to wear back in the 80’s. 

Yes, they are comfortable, but not as comfortable as my Nikes. And my feet just don’t feel very protected in them. What if I needed to flee on foot? 

Next, I bought a pair of Birkenstocks, which I have owned before, but was never one to wear the same shoes daily..
(I bought mine on eBay, so don’t have a store to share.) They were only $40 though. Regularly, $129 


Told that QVC has the best deLs on them. 

Next I bought a pair of red ALEGRIAs. ALEGRIAs have removable insoles for any and all foot issues. They are pretty great! I just wish they didn’t have any heel at all. Mine look like the ones below, but in red..

And lastly I bought a pair of camo colored OTZ Cork-Lites. They were out of the size and color I wanted, so just went with it.

I’m so glad I did. They are so comfy! The kind of shoes you can wear for 12 hours straight, and have no blisters. Not to mention, pain. They have a serious arch support insole made from cork. 

So while they just look like an average air of Bobs or Toms, they are really so much more. I bought mine on eBay for $20. They retail for $100

I also just recently bought my daughter a pair in goat leather. There site says to size up. So if you are a size 8, you’d buy a 9. If you are a size 9, you’d buy a size 10. 

My current practical shoe collection. 
I also have four pairs of boots with insoles in them. The days of heels and flip flops are gone…

So, how are YOUR FEET? 

Off in Neverland

Something funny just happened. 

We drove two hours out of South Carolina, but being a passenger..I was asleep the whole time.I woke up stopped in front of Food Lion and decided to get out and run in for snacks for the kids. Not asking where we were. I’m on vacation, it doesn’t matter, right? 😉
I walked down the snack isle a d picked up some goldfish and chips, then while walking back up the isle to check out and pay, I heard a little boys voice calling, “Ciara’s Aunt!” “Ciara’s Aunt!”

As I continued to walk, I then heard, “You with the red hair!”
It’s funny, because that always makes me stop dead on!

 And I often times wonder, why?

Would a brunette or blond stop? An lady with gray hair?
So I turned around and noticed a young boy about nine years old, with his mother.
He was very excited and acted like he knew me.

He said hello and asked how I’ve been. 

I said that I’m not Ciera’s aunt, but I could be if he wanted me to… because he’s such a cutie! In other words, I was friendly back. 🙂
I guess the comment came off as too creepy to his mother, as she gave me a mean look and pulled him to go…as he was in mid sentence. Lol

Then I continued to the front end to cash out. As I was paying I let out a cough, seeing as I’m still sick. (Common cold)
As I coughed the lady behind me and the cashier stepped back a bit…

Which is something that I would normally do, being a germaphobe. I’ve never had anyone do that to me though. Not that I mind.  😉

The cashier then asked me if I was alright. 
Which was odd, because it’s just a standard cough. Then the lady behind me asked me if I’ve been to Wallace.

I told her no, that I was just visiting from NC. 
Still not realizing that I was back IN NC. 😐

Then they both proceeded to tell me that there is some life threatening air born illness in Wallace right now. Each having a story of someone they knew falling ill from going there. 
It was all very odd.  I reassured them that I was NOT from around here, and that I was from NC.
Something tells me that they thought that I was either, SPECIAL, or VERY ILL INDEED!

Winston Salem Walmart

I have no idea what is going on with our Walmart, but I think I will wait a couple months before going there again. It took me twice as long to find anything tonight.

They moved the greeting cards to the very front of the store. They use to be by the stationary and school supplies. Not anymore.
Maybe no one is buying cards anymore? Maybe that’s why they felt the need to bring them to the front of the store. I have no idea. I still buy cards though. 
They moved the men’s clothing section over by the food. That is where the infant and toddler clothing use to be.
The shoe section they put right behind the greeting cards. The ladies clothing was switched out by the handbags and jewelry, over by the make-up, and the toy section the left alone. 
It was such a mess!

I’ve never seen it this empty!😳

I have no idea what’s happening here, but much of the frozen food was completely gone. 🤔

A whole lot of clearance things.

They were out of my favorite cough drops. 😐