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As a caregiver, I sometimes have to monitor many vitals and other conditions if my mother gets extremely sick, so I’m really glad I was given the opportunity to receive the Santamedical Digital Blood Pressure Monitor in exchange for an honest review.

As the caregiver of a dialysis patient, it’s extremely important – especially in the winter, when sickness and weather conditions may prohibit mom from making her dialysis appointment. I have to be on the ball and constantly checking her conditions. And when I have to call an ambulance, it greatly helps dispatch, the paramedics and Emergency Room staff to know exactly what her levels are up to the time I arrive.

Blood pressure is extremely important for the dialysis patient to monitor. A drop in blood pressure is the most common problem for dialysis patients when significant amounts of fluid are removed. Your blood pressure levels can be the difference between being eligible for treatment or not – and blood pressure should be checked at home if the patient is experiencing dizziness or nausea (the symptoms of low blood pressure).

The Santamedical Digital Blood Pressure Monitor came to the rescue over the weekend when Mom was experiencing loss of fluids and dehydration. I checked her levels, and while they weren’t extremely low, they caused enough concern in me to immediately give her a frozen electrolyte pop to supply her with electrolytes to rehydrate her and get her levels back to normal. After a good night’s sleep, she was much better the next day and was able to attend her dialysis appointment.


To use the monitor, you simply wrap it around your wrist so the screen is facing palm-up. Sit near a level surface, put your elbow down and raise your arm to the level of your heart. Press the “on” button, you’ll feel the slight squeeze of the monitor’s cuff, and you’ll get your readings within a few seconds.

The Santamedical Digital Blood Pressure Monitor comes with a user’s manual, as well as a chart that shows you how to interpret your readings.

I’m very proud of my blood pressure, which has been optimal for as long as I’ve been around. Let’s hope it stays that way!

When you’re done with your monitor, you can put it in an included storage container that can easily go with all your other medical supplies.


The Santamedical Wrist Digital Blood Pressure Monitor can be purchased here from Amazon. Whether you are a caregiver, a patient, or someone who just wants to keep track of your health, this is a great product to have around!


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This is one amazing box of chocolates.

The 42-piece Valentine’s Day Constellation Chocolate Collection, available exclusively at IfOnly. the amazing culinary artistry of 21 award-winning and Michelin-starred chefs, this is the Motherlode of all Valentine’s chocolate gifts.

Let’s inspect some of what’s in this box:

– a caramel, Maldon sea salt and vanilla blend from Michael Mina
– a smooth dark chocolate truffle with single-origin cacao from Traci Des Jardins
– oven-roasted bananas
– maple and sage
– Oh, and by the way, there’s chocolate in it.

This box is available for $150, but you can also purchase the 21-piece collection for $75 or the 9-piece collection (from nine chefs) for $32. All boxes include the Mina and Des Jardins creations, and all are guaranteed to be the kind of boxes for which you or your special one will likely find a secret hiding place and take the time to slowly appreciate all the fine work put into these amazing things.

Can you tell that I love chocolate? I also appreciate the work of chefs, so I’m glad to note that a portion of the proceeds of these sales will go to benefit the James Beard Foundation. Here’s a bit of info:

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful and delicious food. Today the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening.

I have seen many friends find their passion through the culinary arts, so it’s good to know there is an organization willing to foster those passions.

In order to receive these by Valentine’s Day, you can order for east-coast recipients through Feb. 5, 2015. For other parts of the country, Feb. 8 is the deadline.



I have been given the chance to review each of the items that are included in this giveaway and am able to share them with 1 LUCKY Winner for this fun Culinary Gadgets Giveaway! I will be adding items as well as my reviews throughout the sign up process, so be on the lookout!

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive:

1) KitchenPalz Smooth Edge Automatic Electric Can Opener ($39.99 ARV)

2) Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle – 3 Pack Giveaway ($55 ARV)

3) Stainless Steel Microfiber Cleaning Cloths ($34.99 ARV)

4) Pro Chef Kitchen Tools Premium S Shaped Hooks in 10 Pack Stainless Steel Metal ($28.99 ARV)

5) Smart Touch Wine Opener ($24.99 ARV)

($180 Total Package ARV) & I will add more if they become available!

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Trending on Modcloth: The Sweetheart Shop!

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**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.

Want to express your love for standout style this Valentine’s Day? ModCloth’s Sweetheart Shop is your perfect match! From heart-printed pieces to charming trinkets and treats, the Sweetheart Shop is filled to the brim with gifts and garb you’ll adore.

Here are some of my favorites:

Hepcat Soda Fountain Dress in Cherry – $49.99

from: ModCloth

This dress has been in my loved items for quitee a while, and it’s on sale for $39.99 through 1/28! It packs a punch with color, has beautiful lines, and would be perfect on a Galentine’s Day date! It also comes in plus sizes! YAY!

Lip Stain in Pink Velvet – $19.99

from: ModCloth

Of course you want smoochable lips on your special night out. I love the color here, and it’s compact enough to go in your purse!

Always Impressive Necklace – $14.99

from: ModCloth

Now, this one just made me squeal when I saw it. Perfect with a low-cut neckline, this is going to WOW. I am a big fan of Modcloth’s jewelry and accessories and would love to see this hanging on my jewelry tree. Better yet, my neck!

Don’t let these hard-to-find pieces be the ones that got away!

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